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APRIL nth, 1917, to APRIL loth, 1918 




In this volume are contained the Names of 

the One Hundred and Fifteen Old Harrovians 

who fell in the War, from April iith, 19 17, 

to April loth, 19 18 

Sec. Lt. G. R. Alexander 
Lieut. G. Ambler 
Sec. Lt. A. S. Balfour 
Lieut. D. F. Barclay- 
Major T. H. Barclay 
Capt. E. L. Beale 
Lieut. J. H. Beever 
Lieut. A. F. Blackwell, m.c. 
Sec. Lt. Lord Basil Blackwood 
Lt.-Col. P. L. K. Blair-Oliphant, d.s.o. 
Lieut. E. T. Bolton 
Lt.-Col. S. Bonner, d.s.o. 
Lieut. D. C. Brown 
Brig.-Gen. C. B. Bulkeley-Johnson, a.d.c. 
Capt. A. R. Buxton 
Major E. H. H. Carlile 
Private W. Carlyon-Britton 
Capt. J. W. Cater, m.c. 
Major C. M. B. Chapman, m.c. 
Lt.-Col. R. C. Chester-Master, d.s.o. 
Lieut. E. W. B. Childe-Pemberton 
Capt. G. H. T. Chowne 
Lieut. J. W. Church 
Capt. L. P. Clay 
Capt. T. R. Colyer-Fergusson, v.c. 
Sec. Lt. D. P. Cox 
Capt. A. Craig, m.c. 
Lieut. M. A. E. Cremetti, d.c.m. 
Lt.-Col. O. M. Croshaw, d.s.o. 
Lt.-Col. V. A. M. C. de Calry, d.s.o. 
Major E. A. de Rothschild 

Sec. Lt. W. A. Edwards 

Capt. F. O. Eiloart 

Lieut. G. S. Evans 

Major A. E. B. Fair 

Lt.-Col. E. Fairclough 

Capt. A. L. Fenwick 

Capt. G. K. T. Fisher 

Capt. W. A. Fleming, m.c. 

Brig.-Gen. C. W. E. Gordon 

Major F. Graham, d.s.o., m.c. 

Major C. H. Green 

Major H. S. Green 

Major W. R. Gregory, m.c. 

Major F. R. Gregson 

Lieut. C. H. Gribble 

Lt.-Col. B. S. Grissell, d.s.o, 

Lieut. H. H. Grundtvig, m.c. 

Lieut. H. G. S. Hallam 

Sec. Lt. C. F. Hartley 

Lieut. C. Hartley 

Sec. Lt. W. H. Hartley, m.c. 

Capt. J. Hartnoll 

Lieut. D. F. Hervey 

Capt. R. B. T. Hill 

Capt. A. Brodie Hoars 

Capt. H. C. A. Hoare 

Sec. Lt. T. W. Home 

Sec. Lt. J. B. Hughes 

Lt.-Col. G. P. S. Hunt, c.m.g., d.s.o. 

Capt. C. S. Jackson 

Capt. H. C. F. JefFcock 

Capt. C. M. Joicey 

Sec. Lt. L. S. G. Jones 

Lieut. O. St. M. Jones 

Flight-Obs. W. B. L. Jones 

Lieut. M. C. W. Kortright 

Capt. C. C. Langford 

Major P. L. Leared 

Capt. L H. Linford, m.c. 

Lieut. C. A. G. Lutyens 

Lieut. C. S. Lynden-Bell 

Sec. Lt. C. Mackeson 

Capt. J. C. F. Magnay 

Lt.-Col. P. M. Magnay 

Sub-Lt. H. J. R. Maitland 

Capt. G. W. Mapplebeck 

Lieut. O. W. W. H. Meredith 

Sergeant F. M. Michaelis 

Sec. Lt. R. G. Miles, m.c. 

Sec. Lt. R. T. W. Miles 

Lieut. C. H. Newton-Deakin 

Capt. C. A. Nicol 

Sec. Lt. H. N. Nuttall 

Sec. Lt. A. M. Ogilvie 

Lieut. E. H. Pember 
H. C. Pember 
J. G. A. Porter, d.s.o. 
G. F. W. Powell 
A. C. Pratt, D.s.o. 

Lt.-Col. G. K. Priaulx, d.s.o. 

Capt. J. M. Ramsay 

E. E. Rich, D.s.o. 
H. Q. Ridley 

F. C. L. Ridpath 
P. V. Rose 
J. R. Rowley 







Major the Hon. R. N. D. Ryder 

Capt. M. E. H. Schiff 

Lieut. C. B. Scott 

Lieut. H. J. Snowden 

Lt.-Col. W. R. Stewart, d.s.o., m.c. 

Capt. W. N. Stone, v.c. 

Sec. Lt. T. S. V. Stoney 

Lieut. D. C. Sykes, m.c. 

Sec. Lt. L. C. S. Tatham 

Capt. S. B. Tubbs 

Cadet A. J. Turner 

Major A. T. Watson 

Lieut. P. St. G. C. Westby 

Lieut. W. H. Whetstone 

Sec. Lt. C. E. Williams 

Sec. Lt. T. B. Wilson 

Private W. T. Winthrop 

Capt. R. D. Wylie 

The names being in alphabetical order ^ it has 
been considered unnecessary to number the pages. 


Royal Sussex Regiment 
High Street 99'-023 Aged 31 April 2, 191 7 

Only son of James M. Alexander, Stockbroker, and of his wite, 
Florence Alexander, of 44 Earl's Court Square, S.W. 

Member of the Stock Exchange, 1908. Amateur Foils Champion of 
Great Britain, 1913. 

2nd Lieutenant Alexander enlisted as a Private in the loth Royal 
Fusiliers in August, 1 9 14, and went to France with them in the follow- 
ing June. In January, 1916, he obtained a Commission in the East Surrey 
Regiment and then transferred to the 14th Royal Sussex. He returned 
to France in June, 1916, being then attached to the 13th East Surreys. 
He was instantaneously killed by a shell at the village of Villers Plouich 
while attending to a wounded man. He was mentioned in the 
Despatches of February 28th, 19 18. 

A brother-officer wrote to his father : — 

*' It is with the keenest personal sorrow that I learn of the death of your 
son, whom we affectionately called * Togo.' If it be any consolation to you, 
you may know that he died the death of a hero and deserved the V.C. 
You will probably have learnt that he with a small party was in danger 
from a hostile machine-gun. He rushed at it, captured it, and accepted 
the surrender of the team. He then swung the gun round and fired on 
the enemy. He was supported by his men, but seeing one lying 
wounded in the open, he went out to fetch him. He reached his objective, 
but was immediately killed by shell-fire. It can truly be said of him that 
he gave his life for others. He was a man absolutely without fear, who 
commanded the affections and respect of his Company to such an extent 

that 1 think, without hesitation, every man would cheerfully have died for 


His Sergeant wrote : — 

" I am sure it would help you in your grief if you could hear how well 
the men speak of him. I was greeted with the words, 'Sergeant, your old 
pal Alec is gone,' and tears stood in eyes that were quite unused to them." 

Another brother-officer wrote : — 

" Alexander did most marvellous work in the battle, and people say 
everywhere that he is worthy of the V.C." 



IVest Yorkshire Regment 
The Park 07'- 12' Aged 23 August 3rd, 19 17 

Third son of the late John Ambler and of Mrs. Ambler. 
Pembroke College, Cambridge. 

Lieutenant Ambler was at Cambridge when the War broke out. He 
had tried to enlist in the Cambridge O.T.C., but was refused on account of 
his eyesight, and on trying again at Huddersfield he was again refused. 
Finally, in January, 191 5, he succeeded in getting a Commission in the 
West Yorkshire Regiment. 

He went to the Front in January, 1917, and returned home in the 
following month with a wound in the arm. He went back to the Front 
in May and was wounded a second time on July 13th, by a shell which 
wrecked his dug-out, inflicting very severe wounds on his head and face. 
He was sent to No, 3 London Military Hospital on July 22nd, where 
a week later he developed meningitis and died on August 3rd, 19 17. 

Colonel Hastings, D.S.O., his Commanding Officer, wrote : — 

" He will be missed and mourned by all his brother-officers, and indeed 
by all ranks in the Battalion. His was a sterling character, true, honour- 
able, thorough, and of a fine spirit and pluck." 

Captain George Gordon wrote : — 

"I think he was quite fearless. His characteristically nonchalant way 
of treating danger encouraged and delighted his men." 



Royal Field Artillery {attached R.F.C.) 

Druriei 08^-12' Aged 23 January 13th, 1918 

Younger son of Sir Robert Balfour, Bart., M.P.,and of Lady Josephine 
Maria Balfour, of 7 Princes Gate, S.W. 

Trinity College, Oxford. 

Entered the office of Messrs. Balfour, Williamson & Co., Merchants, 
of 7 Gracechurch Street, E.C., of which firm his father is a partner. 

Married, in 19 17, Edna Winifred Harris, only daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. F. P. S. Harris, of Buckland Crescent, Hampstead, N.W. 

2nd Lieutenant Balfour was gazetted to the Royal Field Artillery in 
August, 1 91 6, and went to France before the end of the year. In July, I9I7> 
he came back to England for training at Reading and Byfleet with a view to 
being attached to the Royal Flying Corps as an Observing Officer of the 
R.F.A. He returned to France in September, 1917, and was killed in action 
while on reconnaissance duty over the German lines on January 13th, 191 8. 

His Commanding Officer wrote : — 

" It is with the very deepest regret that I now write to you to tell you 
the very gallant circumstances under which your son met his death. He 
was on a photographic reconnaissance, and, in spite of the fact that there 
were many enemy machines about, he persisted in going over to the very 
edge of his area to start taking his photographs. The result of this very 
gallant conduct was that he was attacked by five hostile machines. In spite 
of putting up a splendid fight your son was killed in the air. Your 
son's last photographic reconnaissance, before the one on which he met his 
death, was so good that I brought it to the attention of the General Officer 
Commanding the Brigade in which this Squadron is. He congratulated 
your son and told me that it was the finest performance that he had ever 
come across. In your son I have lost not only one of the bravest and 
keenest of my Officers, but one whom I regarded as a friend." 



ind Dragoon Guards 
Church Hill 07'- lo^ Aged 23 April 2nd, 191 8 

Second son of Lieut.-Colonel Hubert Frederick Barclay (O.H.), late 
Commanding 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, and grandson of Lieut.-Colonel 
Hanbury Barclay (O.H.), and great-grandson of Robert Barclay (O.H.), 
Arthur Kelt Barclay (O.H.), and James Frederick Nugent Daniell (O.H.). 

Lieutenant Barclay, who was in British Columbia when the War 
broke out, came to England with Strathcona's Horse and was given a 
Commission in the 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. He served through the 
Cameroon Campaign in West Africa, and was then given a regular Com- 
mission in the Queen's Bays, with eighteen months' seniority. He went to 
France in March, 19 17, and fought at Cambrai and during the retreat 
towards Amiens. He was killed by a sniper in front of Hamel on April 
2nd, 1918. 

Colonel Lawson, Commanding 2nd Dragoon Guards, wrote to his 
father : — 

" The loss of your son is a great sorrow to us — a magnificent fighter 
and a loyal gentleman. , . . You have lost a son you can be proud of; we 
are the poorer for a companion and a trustworthy leader, whose personality 
was marked. Such an Officer, combining so many valuable qualities, was 
marked out for great things. The fine example he has left behind will not 
be forgotten." 

A Sergeant in his Troop wrote : — 

"Death was absolutely instantaneous, and he met it in his dear old, 
happy-go-lucky way, his hands in his trouser pockets, and whistling one 
of his many songs. . . . He died a soldier's death, loved and liked by 
all who knew him : his loss is much mourned by * A ' Squadron." 



Surrey Yeomanry 
Elmficld gS'-oi^ Aged 33 May 4th, 1917 

Second son of Robert Barclay (O.H.), of Bury Hill, Dorking, Surrey, 
and of Mrs. Barclay. 

Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A., 1906. 

Major Barclay joined the Surrey (Queen Mary's Regiment) Yeomanry 
in 1903, and on the outbreak of the War held the rank of Captain. His 
Squadron saw service from December, 19 14, with the 27th Division, 
in France, Belgium, and Salonica, as Divisional Cavalry. He was employed 
for some months on the Divisional Staff, but rejoined to command his 
Squadron, then part of the 1 6th Corps Cavalry in Salonica. 

In April, 1917, he came home on leave, and on his return to Salonica 
in the following month the boat, H.M. Transport Transylvania, on which 
he was travelling, was torpedoed. Major Barclay was rescued by an Italian 
tug-boat after being three and a half hours in the sea, but died on board on 
May 4th, 19 1 7. 

The following is an account of his gallant conduct, supplied by the 
President of the Board of Trade (Marine Department), for which His 
Majesty made the posthumous award of the Silver Medal for Gallantry in 
Saving Life at Sea : — 

" M. 36,134. 14th Nov., 1917. 

"On the 4th May, 191 7, the hired Transport Transylvania was tor- 
pedoed in the Mediterranean Sea and many lives were lost. Major Barclay 
and Captain A. R. Hill swam alongside a raft on which were three men who 
could not swim. They tried to support the men on the raft, and twice 
when it capsized they righted it ; but it capsized again, and on this occasion 
the men disappeared. Major Barclay, who was a good swimmer, might 
easily have saved himself, but by remaining with his comrade he was over- 
come and died from exhaustion. Captain Hill was picked up in an un- 
conscious state. A very rough sea was running at the time." 

Major Barclay was buried with full military honours at Savona. His 
grave is inside the Church, on the right of the grave of the Captain of the 
Transylvania. His younger brother, Captain G. E. Barclay (O.H.), a notice 
of whom has already appeared in Volume IV, was killed in action in East 
Africa, on January 24th, 19 17. 




Cambridgeshire Regiment 

Moretons 04^-09' Aged 26 March 22nd, 1918 

Younger son of the late Arthur Geach Beale (O.H.), Solicitor, of 
Ravenswood, Hamble, and Manor House, Waltham St. Lawrence, and 
of Mrs. Beale. 

Trinity College, Oxford, B.A., 1912 : rowed in his College Boat. 

After travelling round the world, he was articled, in 19 13, to Sir J. F. 
Beale, K.B.E. (O.H.), Solicitor. 

Captain Beale enlisted in the London Scottish early in September, 1914, 
and went to France in March, 191 5. In the following July he returned to 
England to take a Commission in the Cambridgeshire Regiment and was 
shortly afterwards made Temporary Captain. He returned to France in 
October, 1917, as a Lieutenant, and was given his Company in February, 

He was shot through the heart by a sniper, near Longavesnes, on 
March 22nd, 1918. 

His Colonel wrote •. — 

"... The loss to the Battalion is a very great one, as Beale was a very 
able and competent Officer, who could be spared less than practically any- 
one else at this moment. His loss is a very great blow to us all. He was 
shot through the heart at the moment when he had successfully arranged a 
very difficult withdrawal, and after a day of very gallant work, for which, 
had he lived, he would have undoubtedly been decorated." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

"Personally, since March 22nd, I have never ceased to miss ' Bealey,' 
as we all called him. ... At Veldhoek, near the Menin Road, on the 
night of November 14th, 1917, he did wonderful work looking after 
wounded and directing an awkward relief on a pitch dark night, in very 
heavy shell and machine-gun fire. He always did fine work and was given 
a Company in the middle of February. During the time I knew him I 
acquired a great admiration for him for his way of doing things, in or out 
of action, on or off parade. 1 cannot speak strongly enough of it. . . . 

" He was a fine chap, very much admired by his men, who would have 
gone anywhere with him. He was so cool and efficient in action and out. 
During the time I was over him, I never thought of anything that needed 
doing that he had not already done ; and he never spoke of what he had 
done. ..." 



Royal Horse Artillery 
The Head Master's ii'-i4- Aged 20 March 24th, 1918 

Younger son of Major H. H. Beever, R.F.A., of Littleton House, 
Blandford, and of Mrs. Beever. 

R.M.A., Woolwich, 1915. Won the Riding Prize. 

Lieutenant Beever passed out of Woolwich in July, 1915, and went to 
France in July, 1916, joining the A/ii9th Brigade R.F.A. In 191 7 he was 
posted to the Royal Horse Artillery. He was killed on March 24th, 1918, 
when in command of his Battery. His Adjutant wrote to his father : — 

"G Battery was ordered into action on the 21st. The Captain was 
wounded and missing the same evening, and the command of the Battery 
then devolved upon your son. He fought the Battery with extraordinary 
skill and gallantry in the rearguard action which followed, hanging on to 
the last moment to cover the retreat of the Infantry. On two occasions 
he took teams from G Battery to save guns, bringing them back each 
time. Accounts speak of the splendid work done by the Battery, which 
was fully up to the highest standard of the Horse Artillery. Your son 
was killed instantly by a shell on March 24th and was buried near 
Herbecourt. The Officer in Command, with whom we have been work- 
ing, wishes to recommend your son for the Victoria Cross, and we all wish 
to pay our tribute to a very gallant comrade. I feel sure it will be a 
great consolation to you to know that it is considered that the Horse 
Artillery played a great part on verj' critical days." 



Royal Field Artillery 

MoretODS 05'-09' Aged 26 June 2nd, 1517 

Youngest son of the late Thomas Francis Blackwell, J. P., D.L., and 
of Mrs. Blackwell, of ' The Cedars,' Harrow Weald. 
Oriel College, Oxford. 

Lieutenant Blackwell, who was reading for the Bar when the War broke 
out, in spite of defective eyesight at once sought and obtained a Commission 
in a London Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery and proceeded to France 
in March, 191 5. In September, 1916, he won the Military Cross for 
gallantry during the Battle of the Somme. He was killed by a shell on 
June 2nd, 1917, while returning to his reserve line to have a wounded leg 

His Colonel wrote: — 

" I cannot tell you the gloom his loss has cast over the Brigade. 
Personally I never wish to command a better soldier than he was — always 
cheery under all circumstances, fond of his work, loved by his men, brave 
to a fault, and endowed with much more than his share of a sound common 
sense. We all feel that we have lost not only a brave and capable officer, 
but a real friend, whom we all held, and whose memory we shall always 
hold, in the greatest affection. It has indeed hit us very hard." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" Many friends at Harrow and Oxford will feel much the poorer by the 
loss of ' Tony ' Blackwell. So long as memory endures they will think 
with sorrow and delight of that blithe and sunny nature, miss the quick 
humour and the joyous laughter, and value the recollection of a clean and 
manly life, and of a character which radiated fun and good fellowship up to 
the verv end." 




Grenadier Guards 
The Grove 85'-863 Aged 46 July 4th, 191 7 

Third son of the late Frederick, ist Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, 
late Governor-General of Canada and Viceroy of India, and of his wife, 
Harict, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, of Clandeboye, Co. Down, 

Balliol College, Oxford. Called to the Bar, 1896. 

In the South African War he acted, first as Newspaper Correspondent, 
and then as Assistant Judge Advocate to the Forces. In 190 1 he joined 
Lord Milner's staff in Johannesburg, and in 1903 became Assistant Colonial 
Secretary at Bloemfontein. From 1907 to 1909 he was Colonial Secretary, 
Barbados, first on the staff of the Labour Exchanges, then as Assistant 
Secretary to the Development Commission. 

Executed the illustrations in Hilaire Belloc's "The Bad Child's Book 
of Beasts," " More Beasts (for Worse Children)," and also " The Modern 

2nd Lieutenant Lord Basil Blackwood volunteered for service on the 
outbreak of the War and acted as galloper to Colonel David Campbell, 
9th Lancers, at Mons. He was severely wounded in October, 191 4, and 
on being invalided home became Private Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant 
of Ireland, until sufficiently recovered to be able to rejoin the Army. In 
191 6 he was given a Commission in the Grenadier Guards and served 
with them in France till the time of his death. 

He was killed at Boesringhe, in Flanders, on July 4th, 1 91 7, during a 
night raid. He was first reported ' missing' and afterwards * killed.' 

A brother-officer in the 9th Lancers wrote : — 

" His record is the finest imaginable and ought to be handed down and 
taught in every school as that of the ideal Englishman. With all his 
capabilities, age, influence, and record, to join as a Second Lieutenant is in 
itself a deed of which the country should be proud." 

The Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards wrote : — 

" I do not think that a more gallant figure than his can ever have gone 
to join the great company of fearless men who so gladly gave up everything 
that was theirs." 



Rifle Brigade 
Morctons 82-86' Aged 50 April 8th, 191 8 

Only son of Philip Oliphant Kington Blair-Oliphant (O.H.), of 
Ardblair, and of his wife, Henrietta, only daughter of William H. Yaldwyn, 
of Blackdown. 

Shooting VIII, 1885. 

Married, in 1901, Laura Geraldina Bodenham, and leaves three sons 
and a daughter. 

Lieut. -Colonel Blair-OIiphant obtained a Commission in the Rifle 
Brigade in 1888, and, after service in India, retired from the Army in 
1903, being placed on the Reserve of Officers. In June, 1914, he joined 
the Ulster Volunteer Force (Royal Irish Rifles), as Second-in-Command, 
and went with them to the Front in October, 191 5. He was mentioned in 
Despatches four times and was awarded the D.S.O. for immediate reward 
for gallantry in the field on July ist, 1916. He commanded his Battalion 
from September, 191 6, until he was mortally wounded on March 28th, 
1 91 8, while rendering assistance to a wounded man under heavy fire. He 
died of his wounds on April 8th, 191 8. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" The CO. was hit the first day. He was in great form. One night 
before we went into action a fellow came rushing up on horseback and 
told him that the Hun Cavalry was through, and that we had better quit. 
The C.O.'s remark was, 'We have been waiting for the Hun for two and a 
half years and surely aren't going to turn from him now.' . . . The CO. 
said to me just before going into action, * At last the spirit of our dreams 
comes true.' " 

General Nugent wrote : — 

" 1 think he was one of the most imperturbable and gallant men I have 
ever met. I have heard so often from his Officers and men what a tran- 
quillizing influence he used to exert on them when they were in difficulties, 
merely to see him walking along the line as coolly and unhurried as if he 
were in his own garden. He did not know the meaning of fear and was 
the most loyal helper anyone ever had." 

Another brother-officer wrote : — 

" The Colonel was my greatest friend in the Regiment. I respected, 
honoured, and loved him, as did every Officer and man who ever knew or 
met him." 



Suffolk Regiment 
The Grove 97^-02' Aged 34 April loth, 1918 

Second son of the late Edward Bolton, and of his wife, Charlotte Mary 
Bolton, of 1 1 West Eaton Place, S.W. 

Trinity College, Oxford, B.A., 1905. 

Solicitor, Yeoman of the City of London, Liveryman of the Skinners' 
Company : for some years acted as Secretary of the Old Harrovian Football 
Club. His brother. Sergeant W. S. Bolton (O.H.), Royal Fusiliers, a 
notice of whom appears in Volume VI, died of pneumonia in London, 
a week after the signing of the Armistice, having served since the second 
day of the War. 

Married Elsie Nisbet, only daughter of Mr. Nisbet, ot Liverpool. 

Lieutenant Bolton joined the 23rd Royal Fusiliers as a Private and 
went to the Front with them in November, 191 5. He was given a Com- 
mission in the Suffolk Regiment in the following September and was 
wounded at the Battle of Arras on April 9th, 19 17. He returned to the 
Front five months afterwards, being gazetted Lieutenant just before his 
death. He acted as Intelligence Officer to his Battalion. He was killed 
on April loth, 191 8, at La Rolanderie Farm, near Erquinghem, west of 

His Colonel wrote to his widow : — 

" I cannot tell you how deeply grieved I am at the loss of your husband. 
He did splendidly on March 20th and 2ist, and again on April 9th and 

The Chaplain wrote to his brother : — 

" When your brother fell he was at the top of the trench, engaged 
in thinning out the men to lessen casualties. Your brother had all the 
characteristics which made up the human side of the soldier beneath a 
natural modesty. 1 found him to be extraordinarily kind to his men, and 
generous to his brother-officers. He was a merry soldier, but very much 
in earnest. I have heard him make remarks in very trying times which 
put heart in all around him." 

A brother-officer wrote to his widow : — 

" My admiration for your husband was unbounded. I do not know 
any more splendid war record than his. His last act was for others ; the 
enemy were very close and our line thin in places ; he was getting things 
square, and had just done so, when he was hit." 



South Staffordshire Regiment 
Small Houses 93^-96' Aged 37 May ist, 1917 

Youngest son of the late John Bonner, of the Falkland Islands, and of 
Mrs. Bonner. 

Married, In 1904, Siseley, only daughter of the late E. Park, of Edin- 

Lieut.-Colonel Bonner joined the South Staffordshire Regiment in 1900. 
He served in the South African War, receiving the Queen's and King's 
Medals, with five clasps. He became Captain in 1908. 

Brigadier-General Ovens, commanding 22nd Infantry Brigade, late 
Lieut.-Colonel commanding the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, 
wrote : — 

" In October, 19 14, he proceeded to Zeebrugge with the 7th Division, 
as Adjutant of the ist Battalion South Staffordshires, and rendered splendid 
and devoted service during the very severe fighting round Ypres from 
October 15th, 19 14, until he was wounded in the attack made by the 
22nd Infantry Brigade on October 27th. He returned to France in 
February, 191 5, and commanded the 1st South Staffordshires at Neuve 

" He was subsequently Adjutant of his Battalion at Festubert, when he 
displayed the greatest gallantry and determination. It was largely owing 
to his efforts that his Battalion achieved such a brilliant success and held 
on to the positions they captured. Later at Loos he insisted on leaving 
hospital to take part in the Battle of Loos, where he was gassed, while 
holding some of the newly won German trenches near Hohenzollern Fort. 
He returned to France in 191 7, and was mortally wounded whilst, as 
Lieut.-Colonel commanding the loth Battalion London Regiment (Royal 
Fusiliers), he was leading his Battalion into action at Gavrelle. He was a 
very brave and most capable Officer, who was able to command the love 
and devotion of his men, whilst exacting from them hard work and 
maintaining the strictest discipline. He was three times mentioned in 
Despatches and awarded the D.S.O." 



Royal Scots {attached M.G.C.) 
The Headmaster's o6'-ii^ Aged 25 September 13th, 1917 

Fourth son of James Wyld Brown, of Eastrop Grange, Highworth, 
Wilts, and of Primrose, daughter of Captain Kennedy, of Finnarts, 
Glenapp, Ayrshire. 

Monitor, 1910 : Head of his House. 

Was fruit-farming in Sussex. Played cricket for Wiltshire. 

Lieutenant Brown was given a Commission in September, 1914, in the 
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (T.F.), then in training 
at Oxford. In February, 191 5, he resigned his Commission in order to go 
to the R.M.C., Sandhurst. In May, 1915, he was gazetted to the 3rd 
Battalion Royal Scots, who were in camp at Weymouth, and subsequently 
near Edinburgh. In September, 1915, he joined another Battalion of the 
Royal Scots at St. Eloi, and after serving with them for nine months was 
seconded for duty with the Machine Gun Corps. In July, 19 16, he was 
severely wounded in the attack on Longueval, on the Somme, and was for 
some time in hospital at Torquay. He returned to light duty at Grantham 
in December, 1916, and afterwards at Clipstone till June, 1 917, when he 
went back to the Front, where he was wounded on September 12th and 
died of these wounds the next day. 






ind Dragoons 
Kendalls 8 1'-8+^ Aged 49 April nth, 1917 

Younger son of the late Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson, partner in 
the firm of Jardine, Matheson & Co., China Merchants, and of Mrs. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Brigadier-General Bulkeley-Johnson, A.D.C. to H.M. the King, joined 
the Royal Scots Greys in 1887, becoming Captain in 1894, and Major in 
1902. He took part in the Nile Expedition of 1899, and was present at 
the operations which led up to the final defeat of the Khalifa. He was 
mentioned in Despatches and received the British Medal and the Egyptian 
Medal with two clasps. He also held the following Honours : Order of 
the Mejidieh (4th Class), Legion of Honour (Officier), St. George (3rd 
Class) for Valour, being the sole recipient of the latter under the rank of 

He was one of the best heavy-weight riders in the Army and a fine 
player of both polo and cricket. He was also a most successful big-game 
hunter, having been one of the first to penetrate into Northern East Africa, 
and obtained some fine heads in North America and Canada. 

At the beginning of the War he was in command of his Regiment and 
was promoted Brigadier-General in November, 191 4, being twice mentioned 
in Despatches. 

He was shot dead when out, almost alone, on a personal reconnaissance 
which saved the lives of countless of his men, at Monchy on April nth, 

One of his Brigade wrote : — 

"The three qualities which most endeared the General to his Brigade 
were his great courage, moral as well as physical, his independence of mind, 
and his loyalty to all who served him. In action he was superb : splendidly 
cool, quick in decision, unshaken in resolve. . . . We mourn the loss of a 
very gallant soldier and a loyal friend." 

Captain Palmer wrote : — 

" 1 consider Bulkeley-Johnson the finest leader of men I have ever seen." 



Rifle Brigade 
Elmfield 93'-97^ Aged 37 June 7th, 191 7 

Third son of John Henry Buxton, of Easneye, Herts, and of Mrs. 

Trinity College, Cambridge. Local Director of Messrs. Barclays Bank, 
Victoria Street, S.W. Was a successful trainer of Labrador Retrievers, 
winning, with Hunsdon Zulu, in 1910, the Championship in the Inter- 
national Gun-dog League Retriever Trials. 

When the War broke out Captain Buxton enlisted in the Public Schools 
Battalion, and in January, 1 91 5, he was given a Commission in the Rifle 
Brigade and went out to France in the following July. His Battalion was 
in the salient of Ypres, and all through the winter he had many narrow 
escapes. In August, 1916, he led his Company into action at Guillemont. 
His health then broke down, and after a spell in a rest camp he was 
attached as a * staff learner' to a Brigade Headquarters. He was, however, 
always anxious to return to his Battalion, and this he succeeded in doing, 
but only a few days before his death. He was killed in action during the 
first day of the Battle of Messines on June 7th, 191 7. 

Lieut.-Colonel Pigot, D.S.O., M.C., commanding his Battalion, 
wrote: — 

" He was just coming back from the front line after an attack yesterday 
when he was hit by a bullet and died almost at once. I can't tell you how 
much I deplore his loss. He had been with us a long time and on ever 
so many occasions had shown himself a very brave man. Everyone loved 
him, and all the men of his Company will, I know, regret his loss. He was 
always doing his best to make his men comfortable, and I can assure you 
he will be a very great loss to us all." 



Hertfordshire Yeomanry 

Newlands 94^-99' Aged 37 March 22nd, 1918 

Only son of Colonel Sir Hildred Carlile, Bart., M.P. for Mid Herts, 
and of Lady Carlile, of Ponsbourne Park, Hertford. 

Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A., 1904. Represented ^Cambridge 
University in the Boxing Competition (Feather Weights). Barrister-at- 
Law, Inner Temple. From 1906 to 1914 spent much time in Canada, big- 
game shooting in the Rockies, and developing land in Alberta and British 
Columbia. In the spring of 191 7 was adopted Conservative Candidate for 
the Mid Herts Division. 

Married, in 1917, Ruth Melicent, younger daughter of Captain W. H. 
Dawson, late Inniskilling Dragoons, of Ravensdale, Tunbridge Wells, and 
Villa Passiflora, Cannes. 

Major Carlile, who had spent ten years in the Yorkshire Dragoons 
and later transferred to the Herts Yeomanry, served with his Regiment in 
England from September, 191 4. He was subsequently attached to the 
Hertfordshire Regiment, and left for France in January, 191 8. On March 
22nd, 191 8, he and all his men, with one exception, were killed near 
Peronne, having been sent forward to reinforce ' if possible.' He was him- 
self shot with a revolver by a German Officer. 

Colonel Abel-Smith, commanding Herts Yeomanry, wrote : — 
" You know how much I appreciated him in the Yeomanry, and how 
well we got on in daily intercourse for nearly two years. He was certainly 
one of the best and most loyal Officers a CO. could have had, and I keenly 
regret his loss." 

Colonel Phillips, commanding i/i Hertfordshire Regiment, wrote : — 
" I don't think that I met, during nearly four years in France, an Officer 
in whom I put such implicit confidence. He was so conscientious and 
thorough in everything, that one always knew that anything he tried would 
be done if possible, and his never-failing cheerfulness made it a pleasure to 
meet him every day. Although he had not been with us very long it was a 
great relief to me many a time to feel that he was commanding a Company. 
The way he looked after his men was a lesson to all." 
Major Barter, ist Hertfordshire Regiment, wrote : — 
" Major Carlile was commanding No. 4 most gallantly. At the time he 
was ' missing ' his Company was doing very fine work indeed. The charm of 
his personality has left a deep impression on all of us. . . . How gallantly 
he led his men, and how sterling he was in the hour of trial ! " 



Leicestershire Regiment 
The Park oi'-os^ Aged 30 September 25th, 1917 

Eldest son of Major Philip William Poole Carlyon-Britton, D.L., J. P., 
F.S.A., West Yorkshire Regiment, of Hanham Court, Hanham Abbotts, 
Gloucestershire, and 43 Bedford Square, London, W.C., and of Agnes 
Cassandra, eldest daughter of Charles Alfred Carlyon, of Kirby Muxloe, 

Student of Lincoln's Inn. 

Private Carlyon-Britton was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal 
Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Special Reserve in 1908 and joined 
the 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1910, being promoted Lieutenant 
in 1 91 1. He resigned his Commission in 1912. In September, 19 14, he 
was appointed temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment, 
but was invalided out early in the War and totally exempted from further 
service. After many months' rest he felt so much better that he decided 
he ought to try and serve again, and not feeling sure how far the improve- 
ment in his health was permanent he decided to enlist as a Private, and not 
try for a Commission again for a time. He therefore, in November, 191 6, 
enlisted in the Leicestershire Regiment and went to France in February, 
191 7. He had just been recommended by his Colonel for a Commission, 
when, on September 25th, 1917, he was killed in action while acting as 
runner to an advanced post, on the night before the attack on Polygon 



Middlesex Regiment 
Home Boarders ()6^-g%^ Aged 35 July 9th, 1917 

Sixth son of the late C. A. Cater (O.H.), of Corran, Harrow-on-the- 
Hill, and of the late Mrs. Cater. 

Tea Planter in Ceylon and the Malay States. 

Married, in 1913, Violet, youngest daughter of J. T. Horley, J. P., of 

Captain Cater fought in the South African War, being then in the 
Ceylon Mounted Infantry, attached to the Gloucestershire Regiment. He 
received the Queen's Medal with two clasps. 

In September, 1 9 14, he enlisted in the Royal First Devon Yeomanry, 
obtaining a Commission in the 9th Middlesex Regiment in June, 191 5. 
He went to France in October, 1916, and was promoted Captain in January, 
1917. He fought in the Battle of Arras and was wounded on April 9th. 
After this attack he was recommended for the Military Cross, and the 
Gazette of July i8th, 1917, thus describes his act : — 

" The success of the attack was largely due to his initiative and skilful 
leading. He showed the utmost energy and coolness in organizing his men 
under heavy fire after each advance. He set a fine example throughout." 

On May 3rd, 191 7, he was severely wounded near Arras while leading 
his men in an attack at dawn. After having carried on his back one of his 
Officers who was unable to move, when he himself was badly wounded, he 
was again hit and taken prisoner. He died in hospital at Cassel, in Ger- 
many, on July 9th, 1 917. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" He was one of the most gallant Officers I have ever had serving under 
me, and I had for him the utmost esteem and regard." 

The following information was received from one of his own men : — 

" Captain Cater carried Mr. Hartley as far as the shell-hole where I was. 
Captain Cater had already been wounded and was then too exhausted to 
carry Mr. Hartley any further. He left the shell-hole and was very soon 
hit four times with machine-gun fire. Four men tried to get the Captain 
in, but the machine-gun fire was too much for them. They were only 
thirty yards from the German lines." 




East Kent Regiment {attached R.F.C.) 

Church Hill 06 '-07' Aged 25 October ist, 1917 

Elder son of William Charles Newton Chapman, and of his wife, Alice 
Maud Chapman, of Heppington, Canterbury, Kent. 

Major Chapman, who on the outbreak of the War was in the 3rd 
Battalion The Buffs, Special Reserve, at once applied to join the Expedi- 
tionary Force and went to France with the 1st Battalion in September, 
1914. He served all through the early fighting and was for nine months 
in the trenches, when he was invalided home with trench fever. He had 
always been keenly interested in Flying, and while on sick leave, in order 
to make sure of getting into the R.F.C, he obtained the Aero Club's 
qualification and was subsequently attached to the R.F.C. After obtaining 
his * Wings' he flew to France on April ist, 1916, and served there till 
the following August, when he came home for a rest. He was awarded 
the Military Cross, " For conspicuous gallantry and skill in action against 
hostile aeroplanes. On one occasion he attacked three L.V.G.'s and one 
Fokker, shooting the latter down. Later, during an air battle with eleven 
enemy machines, he brought another Fokker down." Subsequently he was 
made a Chevalier de I'Ordre de Leopold and received the Croix de Guerre 

While in England he was promoted Captain and Flight Commander, 
but was always trying to get back to France, even offering to forgo his 
rank, if such a step would ensure his being posted to a Squadron at the 
Front. He was ultimately posted to a Squadron of Fighting Scouts in 
France, where in the words of a member of the Squadron * he surpassed 
his own record.' 

He was then given a Staf! Appointment in France, but this did not 
appeal to him, and he begged to be allowed to rejoin his Squadron. The 
opportunity came unexpectedly, as his old Squadron Commander was 
suddenly taken ill, and he was sent to take temporary charge and very 
shortly afterwards was appointed to the permanent charge with the rank 
of Major. 

He was mortally wounded while directing Anti-Aircraft fire during an 
enemy attack on the Aerodrome on the night of September 30th, 19 17, and 
died a few hours afterwards on the following day. 

His younger and only brother, an Observer in the R.F.C, was killed 
less than a week afterwards. 



King's Royal Rifle Corps 

The Park 84'-88' Aged 47 August 30th, 19 17 

Eldest son of the late Colonel T. W. C. Chester-Master (O.H.), and 
of his wife Georgina Emily, daughter of J. E. W. Rolls, of The Hendre, 

Christ Church, Oxford. 

Married, in 1901, Geraldine, eldest daughter of the late John Hunger- 
ford Arkwright, of Hampton Court, Herefordshire, and leaves two sons 
and a daughter. 

Lieut. -Colonel Chester-Master joined the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 
1893 ^"<i retired as Major in 1900. He served through the South African 
War, being present at the actions of Belmont, Graspan, Modder River, 
Magersfontein, Paardeberg, Driefontein, and Sanna's Post. He was 
twice mentioned in Despatches and received the Queen's Medal with six 
clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps, as well as the brevet of 
Major. He acted as A.D.C. to Lord Milner when he was High Com- 
missioner of South Africa and held the positions of Commandant-General 
of the British South African Police, Rhodesia, from 1901 to 1905, and 
Resident Commissioner and Commandant-General in Southern Rhodesia 
from 1905 to 1908. In May, 1 910, he was placed on retired pay from 
the K.R.R.C. and took the appointment of Chief Constable of Gloucester- 
shire. In March, 1 915, he rejoined his old Regiment and after a few 
months was given command of a Battalion. In June, 191 6, he was men- 
tioned in Despatches, again in June, 191 7, and a third time in December, 
191 7. In the Birthday Honours List of June, 191 7, he was awarded the 
D.S.O., while a few months later a bar was added to it, the Gazette con- 
taining the following description: — "During operations for six days he 
displayed great courage and ability. His Battalion was very short of 
Officers, and he had no rest during that period. His splendid example 
and total disregard for safety inspired his men with great confidence." 

He was killed in action on August 30th, 19 17. 

" If ever any man was looked up to and respected it was he. Every 
Officer and man who ever had anything to do with him could have but one 
opinion of his character as a man, and his qualities as a leader of men. . . . 
He was one of the few Commanding Officers who earned the bar to his 
D.S.O. He earned it more than once, for he was always where danger 
was greatest." 



iBth Hussars 
The Knoll lo'-io^ Aged 21 April 13th, 19 17 

Elder son of W. S. Childe-Pemberton (O.H.), of 12 Portman Street, 
W., and of Lady Constance Childe-Pemberton, and nephew of Major 
Childe, of Kinlet (Royal Horse Guards), who was killed in the South 
African War. 

On the outbreak of the War Lieutenant Childe-Pemberton received a 
Commission in the 1 2th Reserve Cavalry. He was then gazetted to the 
1 8th Hussars, and in October, 191 6, he left Aldershot for France, 
subsequently rejoining the nth Hussars, the Regiment of his Reserve 
(i2th Cavalry). 

On April 4th, 1 91 7, he went up to Vimy Ridge, in command of a 
dismounted party of one hundred * Cavalry Pioneers,' to the support of 
the Canadians, and there took part in the Pimple Hill operations, under 
the icth Field Company of the Canadian Engineers, being constantly 
exposed to shell-fire and working under the most trying conditions for 
several days. He was mortally wounded on April 13th, 191 7, and died the 
same day in hospital at Barlin. 

Lieut.-Colonel Irving, D.S.O., Canadian Royal Engineers, wrote : — 

" 1 might state that the Officer Commanding loth Field Company and 
all his Officers spoke very highly of Lieutenant Childe-Pemberton and his 

Lieutenant H. T. R. Jackson reported : — 

" During the time that 2nd Lieutenant Childe-Pemberton was working 
with us he proved himself a capable and absolutely fearless Officer under 
very trying conditions, and it was with the greatest sorrow that we heard 
his wounds had proved fatal." 

A brother-officer in the Cavalry Pioneers wrote : — 

" The few days that he and I were together I could not help thinking 
what a charming boy he was ... his only thought was for those around 



East Lancashire Regiment 
The Head Master's 893-93' Aged 41 May ist, 191 7 

Only surviving son of the late Colonel W. C, Chowne, 6th Punjab 

An artist and painter of great promise. Was a frequent contributor to 
the Exhibitions of the New English Art Club, where a special exhibition 
of his paintings was held after his death in honour of his memory. 

In the summers of 191 2-14 he was constantly in the School playing 
fields, where he was engaged upon a number of drawings which he had 
hoped to publish when the series, as planned by himself, had been 

Married, in April, 1903, Nora Locking Johnson. 

Captain Chowne in the early weeks of the War received a Commission 
in the East Lancashire Regiment, and in due course proceeded with the 
Expeditionary Force to Salonica, where he died of wounds in May, 1917. 

A brother-officer wrote: — 

" How splendidly Gerard behaved. He would not be carried in till he 
had finished the report he was writing. Then he saw his Colonel and 
recommended his stretcher-bearers for recognition. He then saw his 
General, to whom he told the weak points of the position." 




Hertfordshire Regiment 
The Park 92^-95^ Aged 39 March 30th, 1918 

Eldest son of Sir William Selby Church (O.H.), Bart., K.C.B., M.D., 
late President of the Royal College of Physicians, London, and of his wife, 
Sybil Constance, daughter of Charles John Bigge, of Linden, Northumber- 

University College, Oxford, B.A., 1901 : M.A., 1905. Called to the 
Bar, 1903. Joined the Colonial Service as a District Commissioner on 
the Gold Coast, 1907. 

Married, in 1908, Brenda, daughter of the late H. L. Pattinson, and 
leaves three daughters. 

Lieutenant Church enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion Middlesex 
Regiment in August, 1914, and received a Commission in the ist Hert- 
fordshire Regiment in March, 19 15. He served as Acting Captain, 
Assistant Adjutant, and Musketry Instructor in the 2nd Battalion in 
England in 1916, and went out to France in August, 191 7. The 1st Herts 
then formed part of the 19th Corps under Brigadier-General Congreve, 
V.C., and took part in the retreat which began on March 21st. He was 
killed on March 30th, 191 8, while leading the remnants of the 1st Herts 
in one of the last counter-attacks made on the enemy. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

"... A man who showed himself, by his gallant bearing and resource, 
an Officer and gentleman of the highest quality and efficiency. To have 
such a comrade as Church during three or four of the most trying days of 
my war experience was indeed a stroke of most exceptional good fortune." 

Another wrote : — 

" Of those who did especially well, Christie, Church, and Griffin were 
the most distinguished. Church did wonders and was wounded only on 
the last day and died in a few minutes." 

Another wrote : — 

*' Words can only dimly convey what this gallant and gentle soldier did 
and endured for ten or eleven fateful days, and to lose his life almost at the 
moment of relief was a tragedy beyond words. But go where you will all 
round the Battalion, from Commissioned Officers to N.C.O.s and men, he 
was the hero of the day and of every day." 

Another wrote : — 

" Church did splendidly and showed great powers of leadership." 




Queeris Own Yorkshire Dragoons 
Newlands 94'-99' Aged 37 February i8th, 191 8 

Elder son of John William Clay, of Rastrick House, Brighouse, York- 
shire, and of Mrs. Clay. 

Entrance Scholar : Monitor, 1896 : Head of the School, 1898 : Botfield 
Scholar, 1898. Balliol College, Oxford, 1st Class Mods: B.A. 1905, 
M.A. 1907. Called to the Bar of the Inner Temple 1906. Parliamentary 
Private Secretary to Lord Somerleyton. 

Married, in 1 91 1, Mary Winifred Muriel, younger daughter of William 
Ralph Walker, of Scotnish, Lochgilphead, N.B., and leaves a son and two 

Captain Clay joined the Yorkshire Dragoons in 1906, but was trans- 
ferred to the T.F, Reserve in 191 3. At the outbreak of the War he 
rejoined the Yorkshire Dragoons and went to France with them in July, 
1915. From September, 1916, to October, 1917, he commanded a Squadron, 
and was then made Court Martial Officer. 

He was killed by a bomb on February i8th, 1918, and is buried in the 
military cemetery at Tincourt-Bouchy, east of Peronne. 

Lieut.-Colonel J. Gilbert Mellor, Deputy Judge-Advocate-General, 
wrote : — 

" His exceptional abilities gave me great confidence in his work. Such 
Officers are not easy to find, and his death is a real loss to the Army." 

Captain Douglas Long wrote : — 

" I had a great regard for his strong character, powers of judgment, and 
quick dry humour. He gained the esteem of all those with whom he 
came in contact." 

His servant wrote : — 

" Who is there who knew my late dearly loved Commanding Officer 
intimately who could ever forget him ? All his thoughts were for the 
comfort and welfare of his men." 



Northamptonshire Regiment 

The Head Master's 09'- 1 4-' Aged 21 July 31 st, 1917 

Third and youngest son of Thomas Colyer-Fergusson (O.H.), of 
Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks, and of his wife, the late Beatrice Stanley, 
daughter of the late Right Hon. Professor Max Mailer. 

Captain Colyer-Fergusson was intending to go up to Oriel College, 
Oxford, but when the War broke out he joined the Public Schools Battalion, 
subsequently obtaining a temporary Commission in February, 1915, in the 
Northamptonshire Regiment, and a permanent one in December, 1916. 
He went to France in November, 191 5, and was wounded at Contalmaison 
in July, 1 91 6, returning to France in the following November. He was 
appointed Acting Captain in January, 191 7. He was killed on July 31st, 
1917, near Ypres, after a brilliant attack, which he successfully led, and for 
which he gained the Victoria Cross. 

The official record of this deed is as follows : — 

" For most conspicuous bravery, skilful leading, and determination in 
attack. The tactical situation having developed contrary to expectation, 
it was not possible for his Company to adhere to the original plan of 
deployment, and, owing to the difficulties of the ground, and to enemy wire. 
Captain Colyer-Fergusson found himself with a sergeant and five men only. 
His party was then threatened by a heavy counter-attack from the left 
front, but this attack he successfully resisted. During this operation, 
assisted by his Orderly only, he attacked and captured an enemy machine 
gun and turned it on the assailants, many of whom were killed, and a large 
number were driven into the hands of an adjoining British unit. Later, 
assisted only by his Sergeant, he again attacked and captured a second 
machine gun, by which time he had been joined by other portions of his 
Company and was enabled to consolidate his position. The conduct of 
this Officer throughout forms an amazing record of dash, gallantry, and 
skill, for which no reward can be too gr^eat, owing to the importance of the 
position won. This gallant Officer was shortly afterwards killed by a 

His Colonel wrote: — 

" I think his death was more keenly felt in the Regiment than any 
I have ever known. To my mind he was the most promising Officer 
under my command. ... I cannot hope ever to replace him. He was, 
besides being such a first-rate Officer, a thorough sportsman, and the 
cheeriest of companions." 



Royal Flying Corps 
The Head Master's 09^-12' Aged 21 August 21st, 1917 

Only child of Major-General the Hon. Sir Percy Cox, G.C.I. E., 
K. C.S.I. , late Civil Service Commissioner with the Expeditionary 
Force in Mesopotamia, of Linn House, Hamilton, Scotland, and of Lady 

Married, in 191 7, Ethel, daughter of E. Ellington, of Orton Water- 
ville, Peterborough. 

2nd Lieutenant Cox originally passed into the R.M.A., Woolwich, but 
left with the idea of going to Trinity College, Cambridge, in October, 
1 914, to take an Engineering Degree. The outbreak of the War, how- 
ever, prevented this, and in August, 1914, he enlisted in the nth Hussars, 
but in the following month was given a Cadetship in the R.M.C., Sand- 
hurst, leaving in December, 1 914, to take a Commission in the Machine 
Gun Corps. In the following March he went to France. In 191 6 he was 
made 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps and immediately returned 
to France. In October, 191 6, he was invalided home for four months 
and then served in England until June, 191 7, when he again returned to 
France. He was killed in action near Lille on August 21st, 191 7, and is 
buried at the cemetery at Seclin. 

His Commanding Officer wrote to his widow : — 

" Your husband was a splendid pilot and had done extremely good 
work. He is a very great loss to the Squadron, both on account of his 
capabilities and his personality which endeared him to everybody." 



Gordon Highlanders 
Home Boarders oo*-02' Aged 31 March 23 rd, 19 18 

Nephew and adopted son of Lamond Howie, of Neville Court, St. 
John's Wood, and of Mrs. Howie. 

Captain Craig, who was in British North Borneo when the War broke 
out, returned to England, and, in 1915, joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. 
In the following year he obtained a Commission in the 3rd Gordons, 
Special Reserve and was attached to the Trench Mortar Battery. He was 
mentioned in Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches in 191 7, and 
was posthumously awarded the Military Cross in June, 191 8. 

He was killed in the Retreat on March 23rd, 1 91 8, while fighting a 
rearguard action. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" We miss him terribly, not only as our leader, but also as a very good 
comrade. The posthumous award of the Military Cross has given the 
Brigade the keenest satisfaction. If ever a man merited it, he did. I 
admired very much his soldierly qualities and gallant behaviour in most 
difficult circumstances." 



Royal Scots Fusiliers {attached R.F.C.) 
High Street o-j^-o^' Aged 24 August 14th, 191 7 

Third son of Eugene Cremetti, Fine Art Publisher, F.I.D., of 68 
Avenue Road, Regent's Park, and of Mrs. Cremetti. 

Entered the Firm of Clement Talbot to learn Engineering. 

Lieutenant Cremetti joined the Army as a Despatch rider during the first 
week of the War and was through the Retreat from Mons. He was wounded 
in the Battle of the Marne, where he gained the D.C.M. as well as a Com- 
mission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Being, however, unfit for further 
Infantry service he joined the Royal Flying Corps and on his return to 
France was again wounded, while flying over the enemy lines on the 

On one occasion in France he saved the life of his Observer and him- 
self, when shot down from a height of 8000 feet, by throwing out the 
Lewis gun and landing in * No Man's Land.' Both Officers were badly 
shaken, and Lieutenant Cremetti, after being in hospital for some time, was 
detailed for duty at an Aeroplane Receiving Station, where he had to test new 
machines. It was soon after this, when not yet fully recovered from his 
injuries, that during the aeroplane raid on July 7th, 19 17, Lieutenant Cre- 
metti charged twice through the raiding squadron, past the guarding battle- 
planes and back again ; then chased two of the raiders towards the Channel 
and succeeded in bringing one of them down over the mouth of the 
Thames. It was probably the result of these manoeuvres that the German 
squadron broke up and scattered towards the sea. 

He was killed while flying on duty at Hendon on August 14th, 1917. 



19M Hussars 
Kendalls 93'-95^ Aged 38 September 26th, 191 7 

Second son of the late George Croshaw, of Churchill, Chislehurst, and 
of Mrs. Croshaw, of Stelvio Court, Eastbourne. 

Married, in 191 1, Alice Francis, daughter of Major-General Walter 

Lieut.-Colonel Croshaw received his Commission in the 19th Hussars 
in 1899, and served with his Regiment through the South African War, 
being with Sir George White in the Defence of Ladysmith, and receiving 
the Queen's and King's Medals with six clasps. He retired later and 
lived in Ayrshire, where he became Remount Officer for Lanarkshire and 
Renfrewshire. He left England in April, 1915, as Second-in-Command of 
the City of London Yeomanry, with whom he served in Egypt and in 
Gallipoli. In 191 6 he was appointed Lieut.-Colonel of the 53rd Battalion 
Australian Imperial Forces and saw much service in France. He was three 
times mentioned in Despatches and awarded the D.S.O. for voluntarily 
crossing a barrage of fire three times to obtain accurate information of the 
situation. He was mortally wounded while leading his Battalion in the 
attack on Polygon Wood on September 26th, 1 917. 

A brother-officer wrote: — 

" While leading our Battalion to victory he was severely wounded by a 
shell-burst. He died like a hero. We have lost our best friend, and the 
shattered remnant of our grand Regiment, which he made and raised to the 
standard of perhaps the best fighting unit in the field, is heart-broken and 



()th Draoroons 

Drurics 96'-oo-^ Aged 33 May icth, 191 7 

Eldest son of Valeric Magawly Cerati de Calry, 6th Count de Calry, 
and of his wife, Ellen Falkenburg, daughter of Redman Abbott, of Phila- 

R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Married, in 1 91 2, Sheila, daughter of Donald Cameron, of Clunes, and 
leaves a daughter. 

Lieut.-Colonel de Calry was originally gazetted to the 3rd Northumber- 
land Fusiliers and was with them as Acting Adjutant in South Africa. He 
then transferred to the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons and accompanied them 
to India, being for several years Adjutant of the Regiment. 

He went to France in November, 1914, and served with the Cavalry till 
1 91 6, when he was given command of the 7th Battalion the Rifle Brigade. 
He fought in the Battles of the Somme and Arras, was twice mentioned in 
Despatches, and received the D.S.O. and the Croix de Chevalier of the 
Legion of Honour. 

He was killed by a shell on May loth, 191 7, near Wancourt, Arras. 

A brother-officer, an Old Etonian, wrote : — 

" No more beloved or gallant Officer ever commanded a Battalion of the 
Rifle Brigade. He gave himself body and soul to the welfare of the men, 
spent large sums of money on the Battalion, and the result was — they were 
a fine Battalion, devoted to the Colonel. . . . He had led the Battalion so 
finely on the Somme, and so well earned his D.S.O., the whole Regiment 
were proud of him." 

Another, an Old Harrovian, wrote : — 

" On the Somme, though he took over the command suddenly and with 
no long experience of an Infantry Battalion's ways in the trenches, he was 
absolutely splendid, utterly fearless, and never for a moment forgetting to 
give the men every comfort possible. He led and looked after them too." 

Another, an Old Wykehamist, wrote : — 

" I cannot tell you how deeply his loss will be felt by the Brigade. . . . 
He was always so splendidly cheery, so fond of his men, so proud of his 
Battalion ; and he had every right to be. . . . Whenever I wanted cheering 
up I always went to him, and I know many people who felt the same. . . . 
You may be very sure that with us nothing will dim the memory of a very 
gallant soldier and a wonderful friend." 



Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars 
Newlands 99'-04' Aged 31 November 17th, 191 7 

Second son of Leopold de Rothschild, Partner in the Banking Firm of 
N. M. dc Rothschild, of 5 Hamilton Place, W., and of his wife, Marie de 

Trinity College, Cambridge, 1904. Joint Master of the Cambridge 
University Draghounds, 1907. Twice represented the University in the 
Grind and rode the winners of several races in the University Steeple- 
chases. Entered the family business at New Court in 1907. Visited 
Brazil and Chile, in 1 91 3, in the interests of the Firm. Treasurer of the 
United Synagogue, 191 1 : Vice-President, 191 7. 

Major de Rothschild, who had been for some years in the Bucks 
Yeomanry, was mobilized with his Regiment on the outbreak of the War. 
In August, 1 914, he was promoted Captain and left for Egypt in April, 
1 91 5. He was then sent to Gallipoli, where he was temporarily in command 
of the Regiment, but after three months there was invalided to the base. 
He remained in Egypt till his death on November 17th, 191 7, and was 
present at both Battles of Gaza. In March, 191 7, he became Major. He 
was wounded in the Yeomanry charge on El Mughair on November 13th, 
191 7, and died in the Citadel Hospital, Cairo, four days later. 

The Officer Commanding the Bucks Yeomanry wrote : — 

" The Regiment was taking part in a mounted charge on the Turkish 
infantry, who were very strongly posted on some high ground. El 
Mughair. I attacked with the Regiment in column of squadrons, and 
Evelyn was with the 2nd Squadron and was to take command of the two 
leading Squadrons on reaching the objective. We had some two miles of 
open country to cross, which was fairly swept by machine-gun and rifle fire. 
It was about half-way across this plain that Evelyn was struck down by a 
bullet. After all his death was a glorious one, killed when charging at the 
head of his men of Bucks." 

Again, in writing to his father, he said : — 

"And then Evelyn has gone — a friend of fifteen years. Evelyn was a 
*very perfect gentle knight,' and as Second-in-Command of the Regiment 
almost * more royalist than the king.' " 



Glamorgan Yeomanry 
The Knoll o6'-09^ Aged 25 November ist, 19 17 

Younger son of William Henry Edwards, of *The Hill,' Sketty, 
Glamorgan, and of his wife, the late Margaret Hannah Edwards. 

Played in the Harrow XV against Eton in 1909, and played cricket for 
Glamorgan County. 

Trinity Hall, Cambridge. 

Married, in 19 14, Aerona, younger daughter of R. L. Sails, J. P., of 
Mumbles, Glamorgan. 

2nd Lieutenant Edwards, who was already in the Glamorgan Yeomanry 
when the War broke out, was called up with his Regiment in August, 
1914, and volunteered for foreign service. He was gazetted as 2nd Lieu- 
tenant, and in October, 191 6, left for Egypt. He was mortally wounded 
while leading his Platoon in the attack on the Beersheba position on 
November ist, 191 7, and died a few hours later. 




London Regiment 
High Street 08'- 10' Aged 24 May 3rd, 19 17 

Sixth son of F. E. Eiloart, Surveyor, of 40 Chancery Lane, W.C, and 
17 Elsworthy Road, N.W., and of Mrs. Eiloart. 
Farming in Kelowna, British Columbia. 

Captain Eiloart, who was in British Columbia when the War broke out, 
immediately enlisted in the British Columbia Horse. He came to England 
with the second contingent of the Canadian Forces in July, 1915, and went 
out to France with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles in the following 
September, serving with them in the neighbourhood of Ypres until August, 
1916. He was then gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the ist City of London 
Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), in which his brother, Captain H. A. Eiloart, 
was already serving. He went all through the Battle of the Somme, and 
was gazetted Acting Captain in April, 191 7. On the 3rd May he was 
leading his Company in an attack east of Arras and was within twenty 
yards of the enemy trenches in front of Vis-en-Artois, when he came 
across hidden machine-guns and was shot through the heart. 
Lieut. -Colonel William Glover wrote to his father : — 
" 1 am very sorry to have to send you the sad news that your son 
F. O. (Beefin) has been killed in action this morning leading his Company 
in an attack on the enemy's trenches. He was hit shortly before reaching 
his objective. He will be sadly missed by us all, both Officers and men. 
He was always so cheery, and of good heart." 




Royal Defence Corps 

The Knoll 78'-82' Aged 51 June 30th, 191 7 

Eldest son of the late Richard Stanton Evans, of 30 Lowndes Street, 
S.W., and of Mrs. Evans. 

Was twice married, and leaves two children by his first wife. 

Lieutenant Evans, until his return to this country about twenty years 
ago, was engaged in the Engineering Department of one of the Indian 
Railways. Subsequent to his return to England he had no fixed occupation, 
but concerned himself with local aiFairs. 

He died on June 30th, 1917, at the 1st Eastern General Hospital, 
Cambridge, as the result of a motor-cycle accident while on duty with the 
Royal Defence Corps. 



Royal Artillery 
Druries 87'-89= Aged 43 August i6th, 19 17 

Third son of the late John Fair and of Mrs. Fair, of Wilderton, 

R.M.A., Woolwich. 

Married, in 1899, Madeline, daughter of the late George John Fenwick, 
of Crag Head, Bournemouth, and leaves a widow and two daughters. 

Major Fair received his Commission in the Royal Artillery in 1894, 
becoming Captain in 1900. He fought in the South African War and 
received the Queen's Medal with five clasps and the King's Medal, and 
was mentioned in Despatches. He retired in 1903. 

In August, 1 914, he received a Commission in the Remounts and went 
out to France at once. In November, 1914, he got his Battery, with which 
he again went out to France in July, 191 5. He was mentioned in 
Despatches in the spring of 191 7. On August 1 6th, 1917, his Battery had 
taken part in an important operation at Langemarck, and, after the objective 
had been obtained, he was killed instantaneously by a direct hit. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" His sense of duty must indeed have been high. I had said the same 
thing when he joined, as he gave up a comfortable staff billet in order to 
take a Battery. All who knew him had the greatest admiration for his 
most conspicuous gallantry and his many other fine qualities." 

Another brother-officer wrote : — 

" I always think he was an absolute example of what a man should be in 
this War, as, though overworked and very often far from fit, he was always 
cheery, in spite of having been at it from the beginning. He was an 
extremely gallant Officer and a pattern to all of us younger ones." 





South Lancashire Regiment 

Newlands 98^-03 ' Aged 33 April lOth, 19 18 

Second son of John Fairclough, head of James Fairclough & Sons, 
of Mersey Mills, Warrington, and of his wife, Mary E. Fairclough, nee 

Secretary, and later. Director of the Firm of Charles Moore & Co., 
Ltd., Chemical Manufacturers, Lymm, Cheshire. 

Married, in 191 7, Nina Marion Harvey, only child of the late 
Lieut.-Colonel Francis Sheffield Sorrell, Indian Army. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Fairclough had been a member of the 4th South 
Lancashire Regiment, Territorial Force, since 1905, being promoted Captain 
in 1 91 2. He was mobilized with his Regiment on the outbreak of the 
War and went to France with the 1/4 South Lancashires in February, 
191 5. He was severely wounded in the jaw at the Battle of Hooge, in 
June, 1915, rejoining his Regiment in April, 1916, and was again wounded 
and shell-shocked in the Battle of the Somme in August, 191 6. He re- 
joined his Regiment in France as Second-in-Command, in July, 1917, and 
was given full command three months later. 

He was killed in action at Locon, near Givenchy, on April loth, 1918, 
when the 55th West Lancashire Territorial Division, to which his Battalion 
was attached, put up their famous defence. He was mentioned in Despatches 
in June, 1916. 

Major-General Jeudwine, K.C.B., commanding 55th West Lancashire 
Territorial Division, wrote : — 

" 1 think you may like to know how much the gallant services that he 
and his Battalion rendered during the long and hard fight, beginning on 
April 9th, are appreciated. 

" The Battalion under his command had a difficult, dangerous, and im- 
portant duty, in protecting our flank when the enemy penetrated to the 
north of us. They fulfilled their task magnificently, and, under him, 
showed a spirit of determination and self-sacrifice which proved how great 
their pluck and how fine his leadership must have been." 

Colonel O. G. Brandon, D.S.O., wrote : — 

" He and his Battalion had gone up to close the gap on the left flank 
of our line. They fought like Trojans and maintained their reputation as 
one of the finest bodies of men in the Division. I deplore the loss of 
a good friend and gallant soldier and comrade." 

W" '" ' ' 



Lincolnshire Regiment 
Moretons 07^-1 1 Aged 24 February 1 6th, 19 18 

Second son of Walter Lionel Fenwick, J. P., of Wittam Hall, Bourne, 
Lincolnshire, and of his wife, Millicent, daughter of the Right Hon. Lord 
Robert Montagu, P.C, J.P., D.L. 

Trinity College, Cambridge. 

Captain Fenwick, who was at Cambridge when the War broke out, 
immediately offered his services and was given a Commission in the Lincoln- 
shire Regiment. In June, 191 5, he went with his Regiment to Gallipoli as 
A.D.C. to General Maxwell. He was then attached to the 6th Border 
Regiment, and on August 21st, 1915, after his Colonel and many other 
Officers had been killed in action on Chocolate Hill, he took command of 
his Regiment. For his services he was mentioned in Despatches and re- 
commended for the M.C. In 191 7 he was sent to France and was killed 
on February i6th, 1 91 8, at Hulluch, whilst out on patrol, endeavouring to 
capture some of the enemy who had been seen near to the part of the line that 
he was holding. He came suddenly upon an enemy post and was instantly 
shot by machine-gun fire. His body was found in a crater on March 23rd, 
and was buried in the British cemetery near Bethune. 

His Colonel wrote to his father: — 

" Your son will be much missed both as a friend and as an Officer by all 
of us, we were so fond of him. He was quite fearless and a very capable 
leader, and one that can ill be spared." 

Another Officer wrote: — • 

*' I cannot say how much we miss him. I feel it especially, as he and I 
were the only two Officers left who were with the Battalion in England. 
He was wonderfully popular wherever he went and was always so full of 
life. His Officers and naen were very fond of him and would have followed 
him anywhere. He had no fear — would that we had a few more like 

One of his Sergeants wrote : — 

" He was a very daring and brave Officer and most popular." 





Norfolk Regiment 

The Head Master's 93^-97' Aged 38 September 3rd, 1917 

Eldest son of George C. Fisher, successively Bishop of Southampton 
and Ipswich, and Hon. Canon of Norwich, of Burgh House, Fleggburgh, 
Norfolk, and of Mary Penelope Gwendoline, daughter of the late T. C. 
Thompson, of Ashdown Park, Sussex, late M.P. for Durham City. 

New College, Oxford, B.A., 1902. Studied Art under Mr. G. A. 
Storey, R.A., Mr. Frank Brangwyn, R.A., and Mr. Arnesby Brown, R.A. 
Travelled in Asia Minor and the Balkans. Took an appointment in the 
Labour Exchange under the Board of Trade. 

Married, in 1914, Janet Katherine Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Anson and sister of the late Sir Denis Anson, Bart., and leaves two sons. 

Captain Fisher was given a Commission on the outbreak of the War in 
the 4th Norfolks and with them sailed for Gallipoli in June, 191 5, taking 
part in the landing at Suvla Bay. He was mentioned in Despatches. He 
was invalided home suffering from dysentery and then held a Staff" Appoint- 
ment and subsequently a position in the Ministry of Munitions, but 
returned to his Regiment and sailed for Egypt in March, 19 17. On the 
night of September 2nd, 1 91 7, he was out en patrol and, being somewhat 
in advance of the rest, was mortally wounded by a bomb thrown by a 
Turkish sniper. He was brought back into the lines by the patrol, but 
died a few minutes after his return. He was buried in the cemetery four 
miles south of Gaza. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" Ever since I took over the command of the Battalion he had been one 
of my chief supporters. ... I can't tell you what a help he was to me. 
I cannot replace him either as an Officer or companion." 

The Chaplain wrote : — 

"We could ill afford to lose such a fine character. He was a great 
favourite and beloved by all who knew him. He was always the same, 
cheerful and good-humoured. I may say that I have lost a true friend." 

Sir George Barnes, K.C.B., Member of the Indian Council, wrote : — 

" He will be a real loss to the Board of Trade, for, starting at the very 
bottom, he had steadily won his way upwards by his industry and by his 
force of character. ... All the advancement he got he won for himself, 
and it is no easy thing to win advancement from the bottom in Government 



Devonshire Regiment {attachea R.F.C.) 

Kendalls 04'-o 8^ Aged 27 August loth, 191 7 

Only son of Allan Stopford Fleming (O.H.), I.C.S. (retired), of Mill- 
holme, Chagford, Devon, and of Mrs. Fleming. 

Won the Lower School Lady Bourchier Reading Prize in 1905, and the 
Upper School in 1907. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1908. 

Married, in 19 17, Dorothy Norma Paterson, daughter of Colonel W. F 
Fairlie, late Highland Light Infantry. 

Captain Fleming was gazetted to the ist Devons in 1 9 10, and on the 
outbreak of the War was at once sent to France. He was mentioned in 
Despatches and awarded the Military Cross for distinguished services in the 
Machine Gun Section, in June, 191 5. He was then attached to the Royal 
Flying Corps, and after a course of training at Tidworth returned to France 
in 1917. On August loth, 1917, he was reported * missing.' On that 
day he was sent out with a patrol of four machines over the Menin-Roulers 
road, east of Yprcs. It was a bad day, with a lot of cloud and a forty-mile 
wind blowing from the west, and it was his first flight on an S.E.5 Aero- 
plane. At about I p.m. his patrol was attacked by some eight German 
Albatross Scouts, and a sharp fight began, in the course of which our 
formation got scattered. On emerging from a cloud the patrol-leader saw 
Fleming heavily engaged with three enemy planes far to the east. He was 
putting up a splendid fight, firing at close range on one of the enemy, while 
another of the Germans was close behind firing at him. The patrol-leader went 
to his assistance, and together they so settled the Germans that they brought 
down one and drove the others off. Then the leader and Fleming started 
to return home in the teeth of the wind, and in a bank of cloud the leader 
lost sight of Fleming. But from our aerodrome his machine was seen to 
land behind the German line, and it was thought he must have been forced 
down by lack of petrol. However, in January, 1 91 8, definite information 
came through that Fleming was killed in the action of August loth and 
was buried in the cemetery of Ledeghan. 

His patrol-leader wrote: — 

" It is a terrific loss to our Squadron, and we are all very much upset 
about it. He was so popular with everyone. With a little more experi- 
ence of air-fighting he would have been absolutely invaluable, as he was 
such a good pilot." 



Royal Highlanders 
Newlands (^z^-c^y Aged 39 July 23rd, 1917 

Only son of Colonel William Gordon, of Wethersfield Place, Essex, 
and of his wife, Edith Gordon. 

Brigadier-General Gordon was given a Commission in the 3rd (Militia) 
Battalion The Black Watch in 1897, and joined the 2nd Battalion 
in 1899. -^^ served with his Regiment throughout the South African 
War, being present at the Battles of Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, Dreifontein, 
and many other engagements, and received the Queen's and the King's 
Medals with six clasps. He then accompanied his Battalion to India, where 
he spent ten years, being Adjutant from 1909 to 19 12. 

In March, 191 5, he went to France as Adjutant of the South Stafford- 
shire Regiment (T.F.), but in the following June he rejoined the Black 
Watch and was severely wounded at the Battle of Loos. In March, 1916, 
he was appointed Lieut.-Colonel of a Battalion of the Black Watch and 
commanded it at the Battle of Longueval, on the Somme. In the following 
September he received the command of a Brigade and served at Vimy 
Ridge in the trenches, and at the Battle of Messines. On July 23rd, 1917, 
he and his Brigade-Major were both killed by a stray shell when returning 
from the trenches near St. Eloi. He is buried at Reminghelst Cemetery, 
about five miles from Ypres. He was three times mentioned in Despatches, 
and on December 17th, 1917, a letter was sent from the War Office by 
order of His Majesty to express the King's high appreciation of his 
services. This was in addition to a letter sent on August 2nd by their 
Majesties the King and Queen to express their sympathy on his death. 
He held the 3rd Class of the Danilo Order for Valour presented by the 
King of Montenegro. 

Major-General Lawford wrote : — 

" He will be a very great loss to the Service. He was a splendid 
soldier and leader, setting a very high standard of efficiency by his own 
personal example of bravery and devotion to duty. . . . His men would 
do anything for him and follow him anywhere, as they had ample confidence 
in him." 

Lieut.-General Sir W. F. Furse wrote: — 

*' 1 know no one whose friendship I have gained since the War began 
whose loss I feel so deeply, both as a friend and as a most glorious soldier 
and fighter — one of those who are worth their weight in gold to the Army 
in this terrific War." 



Royal Field Artillery 
Kendalls 075-1 1^ Aged 24 March 28th, 191 8 

Only surviving son of Edward Graham (O.H.), late Senior Assistant 
Master in Harrow School, of Kendalls, Harrow, and of Mrs. Graham. 

R.M.A., Woolwich : Prize for Tactics : Member of the Revolver 
Shooting VIII : 2nd in the ride for the Saddle. 

Major Graham received a Commission in the 5 ist Battery R.F.A. in July, 
1913. He went to France on August i6th, 1914, and took part, with the 
1st Division, in the Battles of Mons, the Marne, the Aisne, first Battle of 
Ypres, Festubert, Richebourg, and Loos, and with the 15th Division in the 
Battles of the Somme, Arras, and the Flanders offensive in 191 7. He was 
given command of a Battery as ist Lieutenant (temporary Captain) in May, 

1 91 6, was gazetted Acting Major in December, 191 6, and Captain in July, 

1917. He won the D.S.O. in the first Battle of Ypres in November, 1914, 
and the Military Cross in November, 191 6, and was four times mentioned 
in Despatches. 

He was killed in action on March 28th, 191 8, at Tilloy, near Monchy. 
His Battery was hotly engaged, and he was going from one of the gun-pits 
to the signaller's trench when he was instantaneously killed by a shell. 

The R.A. General, 15th Division, wrote : — 

" Francis was one of the finest soldiers I have met out here, and I have 
often wondered how he stood the strain so magnificently. He had the 
heart of a lion, was always cheery under the most depressing circumstances, 
and never complained. ... I cannot tell you how much 1 miss him, and I 
have heard many expressions of regret from the Infantry, who all knew him 

The Colonel of his Brigade wrote: — 

" I had the greatest admiration for him and counted him as a personal 
friend. His gallantry during the whole War has been remarkable, and his 
invariable energy and cheerfulness in the most trying circumstances endeared 
him to all. He was so exceptionally capable that he would have gone far 
in his profession." 

A brother-officer wrote: — 

"He was one of my Subalterns in the 51st Battery, the best Subaltern 
I have ever met. The men of the Battery always looked upon him as their 
chief friend among the Officers : he was so good to them, and they would 
have followed him anywhere. His initiative and gallantry were remarkable." 



South Staffordshire Regiment 
Church Hill 962-01" Aged 35 November 8th, 1917 

Fourth son of Sir Frederick Green (O.H.), K.B.E., Chairman of the 
Orient Line, Director of the Great Eastern Railway, High Sheriff of 
Essex in 1918, of Hainault Lodge, Chigwell Row, and of Lady Green. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Married, in 1 913, Ruth, 3rd daughter of the late G. Graham-Parry, of 
Cheltenham, and leaves a son. 

Major Green was gazetted to the South Staffordshire Regiment in 1901, 
and from 1901 to 1908 served with the West African Frontier Force. He 
went to France with the 7th Division in October, 1914, and was seriously 
wounded in the first Battle of Ypres. On recovery he went to the 
Cameroons, and from there to East Africa, where he took part in all the 
fighting, until he was killed in action on November 8th, 1917, near the 
Lindi-Massasi road, Mkwera, East Africa. At the time of his death he 
was Acting Second-in-Command. He was mentioned in Despatches, and 
recommended for the D.S.O. 

Lieut. - Colonel Badham, commanding the 3rd Nigeria Regiment, 
wrote to his widow : — 

*' He was as fine a fighting man as one could possibly get, and always 
so cool and collected in the hottest of actions, that everyone round him 
gained complete confidence, and I always knew that, however heavily the 
Germans might attack us, if your husband was in command of the firing 
line, there was not the slightest chance of anything going wrong. . . . 
On the 8th of November we were ordered to attack the left of a German 
position, and, after getting right up against the Germans in thick bush, they 
made most determined counter-attacks on us. Your husband again took 
command of the firing line and had just gone to a part of the line which 
was being heavily attacked, to cheer on and encourage the Officers and 
men. On his arrival there the Officer in Command had just been wounded, 
and your husband was helping him away when he was hit in the back. 
The Orderly informs me that he said to your husband, ' Come away to the 
hospital,' but your husband, seeing that matters were critical, turned back 
to the firing line and re-established confidence all round, but was shortly 
afterwards hit by a burst of Maxim fire, receiving four more wounds in the 
chest and arms. He was quickly got away to hospital, but there was no 
hope from the first, and it was only his stout heart that kept him alive 
so long." 



London Regiment 
Church Hill ^"j^-oi" Aged 34 September 20th, 19 17 

Second son of the late Charles Thomas Green and of his wife, Eliza 
Margaret Green. 

Entrance Scholar : Monitor, 1 901 : Clayton Scholar, 1901 : Roundell 
Scholar, 1902 : Shooting VIII, 1 899-1 902, Captain, 1902. Science 
Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge : B.A., 1905 : Cambridge University 
Shooting VIII and IV, 1903-5. Clerk in the House of Commons. 

Major Green, who had been for some time an Officer in the 7th Battalion 
London Regiment, volunteered for foreign service in August, 1914, but was 
rejected on medical grounds. He finally passed the Doctor and went to 
France in January, 191 7, where he was in command of a Company until his 
death in action on September 20th, 1917, being instantaneously killed by a 
shell splinter near Poelcappelle. He had been mentioned in Despatches in 
December, 191 7, and gazetted Major soon after. 



Connaught Rangers and R.F.C. 
The Grove 95'-99' Aged 36 January 23rd, 191 8 

Only child of the late Right Hon. Sir William Gregory (O.H.), 
K.C.M.G., of Coole Park, Gort, Co. Galway, and of Lady Gregory. 

Entrance Scholar, 1895. New College, Oxford. 

Studied Art at the Slade School, and in Paris under Blanche, whose 
opinion of his work was that it " had reached the highest level of artistic 
and intellectual merit." The Abbey Theatre, in its earlier days, owed 
much to the scenes designed and painted by him, especially for Synge's 
Deirdre of the Sorrows^ W. B. Yeats' Shadowy Waters, and his mother's The 

Was a fine boxer, being chosen as light-weight boxer against Cambridge, 
and in Paris as a candidate for the amateur championship of France, played 
cricket for his county club and for the Gentlemen of Ireland, and was well 
known in the hunting field and in point-to-point races. 

Married, in 1907, Margaret Graham-Parry, and leaves a son and two 

Major Gregory joined the Connaught Rangers in 191 5, and in January, 
1 91 6, transferred to the R.F.C. He went to France in the following 
August, and saw eleven months' continuous active service in a Scout 
Squadron, being awarded the Military Cross for acts of bravery in the air 
and for " having invariably displayed the highest courage and skill," and 
the Legion of Honour for " many acts of conspicuous bravery." 

In the autumn of 191 7 he was given command of a Scout Squadron in 
France, and in November, 191 7, he took it to Italy. He was killed on 
January 23rd, 191 8, while flying back from the Austrian lines, and is 
buried at Padua. 

His Colonel wrote: — 

" His work was from the first invariably magnificent, his skill and 
courage were superlative, and he always did more than was asked of him, 
if possible." 

His Flight-Commander wrote : — 

" He was a really fine airman and a dead game man, always out to do 
as much work as anyone else, and a little more, and, though officially not 
supposed to go over the lines, he came with us nearly every day." 



Highland Light Infantry 
The Head Master's 68'-7i' Aged 62 May 15th, 19 17 

Fifth son of the late John Gregson, of Burdon Hall, Durham, and 
of Mrs. Greo-son. 


Was a member of the King's Body Guard and of the Royal Company 
of Archers. D.L., and J. P. for Aberdeen. 

Married, in 1903, Helen Slade, daughter of Lieut.-General Marcus 

Major Gregson entered the Army through the Derbyshire Militia and 
served as a Staff Lieutenant in the Suakim Expedition in 1884. He joined 
the Highland Light Infantry and took part in the Nile Expedition in 1884 
and 1885, being mentioned in Despatches and promoted Captain in recogni- 
tion of his services, also receiving the Medal with three clasps and the 
Khedive's Star. In 1898 he went through the Omdurman Campaign, 
for which he held the British Medal and the Khedive's Medal with clasp. 
In the South African War he served with the Gordon Highlanders and on 
Field-Marshal Lord French's Staff, receiving the Queen's Medal with five 
clasps and the King's Medal with one clasp. He subsequently became 
Major in the City of London Imperial Yeomanry. 

On the outbreak of the present War he went to France with the 
original Expeditionary Force in October, 1914, and was attached to the 4th 
Australian Mounted Artillery. He died of nephritis and heart failure, on 
May 15th, 1 91 7, at No. 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, France. 




East Kent Regiment 
Elmfield 03^-07' Aged 28 November 30th, 1917 

Younger son of the late Henry Edward Gribble (O.H.), Solicitor, of 
38 Bedford Row, and Wimbledon, and of Mrs. H. E. Gribble, of Splatton, 
South Brent, Devon. 

Trinity College, Cambridge, 1908. Assistant Schoolmaster. 

Lieutenant Gribble, who was suffering from pneumonia when the War 
broke out, joined, in December, 1914, the Inns of Court O.T.C. He 
was subsequently given a Commission in the 4th Battalion The Buffs, 
and went to France in September, 1 91 7, being then attached to the 
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, taking part in the advance near Cambrai. 

He was instantaneously killed by a sniper on November 30th, 1 91 7, 
at Rues Vertes, near Masnieres, being at the time in charge of a Company, 
when the Battalion came under a ' withering bombardment and barrage 

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Norfolk Regiment 
Newlands 93=-97' Aged 37 April 19th, 19 17 

Second son of Thomas de la Garde Grissell, of Redisham Hall, Beccles, 
and of Mrs. Grissell. 

Married Olive, daughter of Colonel H. Wood, C.B., late Rifle Brigade, 
and leaves three daughters and one son. 

Lieut.-Colonel Grissell received his Commission in the Norfolk Regi- 
ment in 1899, and served throughout the South African War, being present 
at the Relief of Kimberley, and at the Battles of Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, 
and many other engagements. He received the Queen's and King's 
Medals with five clasps. He was appointed extra A.D.C. to the King 
during the Indian tour of 1911, and in 191 3-1 4 he was Attache to the 
Army Headquarters, India, Q.M.G.'s Branch. In 1915 he was appointed 
D.A.A.G., and the following year he received the D.S.O., and was given 
the command of a Territorial Battalion of his own Regiment. He was at 
first reported 'missing' on April 19th, 19 17, in Palestine, but in the 
following November his body was found two miles south-east of Gaza, on 
the way to Beersheba. 

Colonel Kemp wrote: — 

" He was, as you say, * a level-headed, wise Officer,' but he was more. 
He inspired Officers and men who served under him with a confidence only 
a strong man can, and, though apparently of a stern disposition, he was 
truly sympathetic and uniformly just. As Adjutant of the 3rd Norfolk (in 
which he had served for his Commission in 1898-9) during the strenuous 
winter of 1 914, when its strength rose to 2800, he displayed considerable 
powers of organization, and 1 can personally testify to his patience and 
unerring judgment in the heavy work which then devolved on us. After 
his appointment to the command of another Battalion 1 received several 
letters from Officers who had been transferred from us to that unit, saying 
how proud they were to find themselves under his command. A fine career 
has been cut short, a loyal friend lost, but his memory will ever be cherished 
by his comrades in the Norfolk Regiment." 



Leicestershire Regiment 
Druries io='-i4= Aged 21 March 22nd, 191 8 

Only son of Herbert Theodore Grundtvig (O.H.), of Maidstone 
House, Epsom, Surrey, Solicitor, and of his wife, Norah Grundtvig, nee 

Lieutenant Grundtvig entered the Inns of Court O.T.C. in September, 
1914, and two months later was given a Commission in the Royal Berk- 
shire Regiment. Early in 191 6 he transferred to the Leicestershire Regi- 
ment and went to France with them in May of that year. Three months 
later he was invalided home with trench fever, but returned to the Front 
in February, 19 17. He received the Military Cross in the 19 18 New 
Year's Honours under the following circumstances : — 

" Lieutenant H. H. Grundtvig earned this medal by devotion to duty 
and coolness under heavy shell fire during certain operations. A truck of 
ammunition on a light railway was derailed and set on fire by a hostile 
shell, blocking the whole line. He and Company Sergeant-Major P. Stabler, 
who has received the D.C.M., quickly collected a few men and unloaded 
this truck, to their great personal danger." 

Lieutenant Grundtvig was mortally wounded on March 21st, 191 8, 
between Lagnicourt and Marchies, and was carried to the Casualty Clearing 
Station at Grevillers, where he died next day. He is buried in the British 
Cemetery at Grevillers. 

The Colonel of the nth Battalion Leicestershire Regiment wrote : — 

" I send you my deepest and most sincere sympathy. He was such 
a good boy and on all occasions had done good work and shown great 
steadiness under fire, and he was one I was fond of." 

A brother-oflScer wrote : — 

" He was the life and soul of the Mess. Many pleasant hours were 
spent over the Mess fire chatting about music, of which we were both fond." 



Army Service Corps 
The Park 09-- 10^ Aged 22 December ist, 191 7 

Second and only surviving son of George Hanley Hallam, Harrow 
Master 18 70- 1906, late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and 
Georgiana Louisa Hallam, nee Searle, of S. Antonio, Tivoli, and Ortygia, 
Harrow. Left School early to study chemistry at Liverpool, and had 
matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge. 

Lieutenant Hallam, who as a Liverpool Undergraduate had joined the 
Army Service Corps, being prevented from joining a marching Regiment 
owing to injuries to his knee, received his Commission in September, 19 14. 
In the following July he went out to Suvla Bay. After the evacuation he 
was transferred to Egypt, where he acted as Supply Officer at a base during 
the Senussi campaign, and for a time had sole responsibility for the supply in 
a large district up the Nile. In 191 7 he became attached to the Imperial 
Camel Corps and was engaged at Gaza and Beersheba, and in the advance 
to Jaffa. He fell in action at Bald Hill, near Ibn Ibrak, six miles from 
Jaffa, on December ist, 191 7. The enemy was shelling our lines, and he 
had ordered his men to take cover. " He saw all the others safely away, 
and had just called out in his cheerful way, * Are you all right there .'*' 
when other shells burst close to him, and a piece struck him on the head." 
So writes a brother-officer. He is buried on a hill-top overlooking the 
Plain of Sharon. 

His Captain on the Peninsula wrote : — 

" His work, which lay with a Brigade in the firing line, was of great 
value. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him. His great charm lay 
in the simplicity of his aims and character, and his never-failing cheerfulness. 
It may be some consolation to you to know that those with whom he 
worked had realized and been helped by his great qualities." 

His first Captain wrote : — 

" I could always depend on him for carrying out whatever he under- 
took," and also spoke of his " admirable reports, terse yet complete." 

A brother-officer in Palestine wrote : — 

"A great favourite here under fire, kind-hearted and chivalrous." 

Another wrote: — 

" We were all very much cut up by his death ; he was such a universal 







Coldstream Guards 
Newlands 133-16' Aged 20 NoTcmbcr 27th, 19 17 

Eldest son of Harry Hartley, of Bridgemead, Englefield Green, Surrey, 
and of his wife, Jane Elizabeth Hartley, nee Fletcher. 

Born at Brookline, Mass., U.S.A. and was at Pomfret School, U.S.A. 
before coming to Harrow. Won Heavy Weight Boxing Competition in 

Matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge. 

2nd Lieutenant Hartley joined the Coldstream Guards on leaving 
School and went to the Front in October, 19 16. He took part in the 
attack on July 31st, 1917, and was mentioned in Despatches. 

He was shot through the head and killed on November 27th, 191 7, 
while leading an attack in Bourlon Wood, near Cambrai. 

Captain T. F. Tallents (O.H.) wrote : — 

" I feel I must write to you to tell you what a bitter blow Charlie's 
death was to all of us. It seems only a few days ago that I saw his happy 
face and lusty limbs in London, when he was on leave, and there is no need 
for me to tell you how much we loved him. He was so simple and un- 
affected, so hardworking and brave. Major Wright will have told you 
what a gallant soldier he was. He always thought of him as one of the 
best of the Company, but I may perhaps be allowed to bear my witness to 
it as well. I like to think he was killed in an attack, if it had to be ; 
I know he would have liked it that way, and somehow it seems the right 
setting for the end of such a devoted life." 

Major Wright wrote : — 

" I am glad he had found his life in the Army happy. He certainly 
took to fighting with greater zest than most of us and was always in the 
best of spirits and ready to undertake the most unpleasant tasks. ... He 
was an Officer whom men take to and respect and follow at once, and soon 
learn to love." 

A Private in his Company wrote : — 

" It was a great shock to me to know that he was killed, as he was so 
very popular with the boys. The lads were delighted when they knew 
Mr. Hartley was to lead them. In the words of a Tommy, he was a man^ 
and as such would have been followed anywhere." 



Royal Field Artillery 
Druries 00—05° Aged 31 September ist, 191 7 

Elder son of William Henry Hartley, Solicitor, of Colne, Lancashire, 
and Registrar to Burnley County Court, and of his wife, Gertrude, daughter 
of the late William Farrer Ecroyd, of Credenhill Court, Hereford, and 
Someshaye, Burnley. 

Merton College, Oxford, 1905: B.A. 1908. Solicitor, and member of 
his father's Firm, Hartley & Pilgrim, Colne. 

Married, in 1 914, Dorothy Chernocke, elder daughter of the late 
Colonel Villiers Downes, of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire. 

Lieutenant Hartley was given a Commission in the Royal Field Artillery 
in August, 1 91 4, and sailed for Egypt in May, 191 5, where he served on 
the Suez Canal, in the desert, and as far as the borders of Sinai and Pales- 
tine, until February, 191 7, when he was sent to France. 

He was instantaneously killed in action by the bursting of a shell on 
September 1st, 1917, a few miles east of Ypres, near the Menin Road. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" He was a most capable Officer, loved and respected by all his fellow- 
officers and the men of his Battery." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" Everyone out here who knew Christopher Hartley thought the world 
of him. He did not know what fear was." 



Zth Hussars 

Ncwlands io'-i4' Aged 21 March 22nd, 1918 

Only son of Holliday Hartley, of Chaffcombe House, Chard, Somerset, 
and of his wife, Marie Gabrielle Hartley. 

2nd Lieutenant Hartley had passed into Sandhurst from Harrow in 
August, 19 14, but was rejected at his Medical Examination, so, in the 
following month, he enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion and went to 
France in November, 1915. He was promoted Corporal and was then 
sent home to take a Commission. After service with a Cavalry Reserve 
Regiment he was gazetted to the 8th Hussars and joined the Regiment 
in France, in April, 191 7, in which month he was wounded. He was 
awarded the Military Cross. 

He was killed on March 22nd, 19 18, whilst holding a trench with his 
troop between Hervilly and Herbecourt, during the great German offensive 
of March, 191 8. At the time he was directing machine-gun fire and was 
last seen being attended to by a German doctor. An attempt was made 
to rescue him, but it failed, and he is assumed to have died almost 

The Colonel of the 8th Hussars wrote : — 

*' He is a very great loss to the Regiment and was quite one of the best 
Subalterns. I think he was the most fearless man I have ever seen, and 
I am delighted he got the Military Cross." 

Major Vanderbyl, 8th Hussars, wrote to a brother-officer : — 

" I am myself, and so is everyone else, very sorry about young Hartley. 
There was not a braver or more dashing young fellow in France in my 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" One could not wish for a finer Officer. He was also entirely fearless." 

His Troop-Sergeant wrote : — 

" I must express my heartfelt sorrow that such misfortune should have 
befallen Mr. Hartley. His devotion to duty, fearlessness in action, and 
his great regard for the well-being and comfort of his men greatly endeared 
him to us all." 



Royal Horse Artillery 
The Knoll 97'-oi' Aged 34 May 20th, 19 17 

Only son of the late James Hartnoll, of Ganwick, Barnet, and of 
Mrs. Hartnoll. 

University College, Oxford: B.A. 1904. Was called to the Bar of the 
Inner Temple, 1905. Farming at Well Place, Ipsden, Oxon. 

Married, in 19 13, Winifred, daughter of the late Rev. W. R, Blackitt, 
of Islip, Oxford, and leaves a son and a daughter. 

Captain Hartnoll, who had joined the Berkshire Royal Horse Artillery 
(T.F.) in 1910, was mobilized with his Regiment on the outbreak of the 
War and was sent to Egypt in April, 1 91 5. He was gazetted Captain in 
June, 1 91 7. He served in Egypt, at Aden, and finally on the Palestine 
Front. He died on May 20th, 191 7, of enteric fever, at El Kantara, 




Norfolk Regiment 
Kendalls io'-i4' Aged 20 May 17th, 19 17 

Eldest son of Matthew Wilson Hervey, J. P. for Norfolk, and of his 
wife, Ada Marian Hervey. 

Pembroke College, Cambridge. 

Lieutenant Hervey joined the 5th Norfolk Regiment in December, 
1914, before completing his term at Cambridge. In September, 1915, he 
went to Gallipoli and was invalided home with enteric two months later. 
In January, 1917, he took out a draft of the Sussex Yeomanry to Egypt 
and there rejoined his own Regiment. At the Battle of Gaza, on April 19th, 
19 1 7, he was badly wounded in the left knee and shoulder and died in 
Cairo on May 17th, 1917, after the amputation of his leg. 

The account of his experiences after being wounded show extraordinary 
pluck, endurance, and suffering. He lay in a shell-hole till dark and then 
pushed himself on his back for eight or nine hours, hoping to reach our 
lines. Exhaustion made him fall asleep and, on waking, he found himself 
within 500 yards of the enemy trenches, with several of his men lying near 
him. With two others he determined to try and get back to our lines, 
some 2500 yards away. Thirst was their greatest trouble, but they fortu- 
nately came across three water-bottles, which gave them temporary relief. 
Somehow or other they all three got back to our lines, though it took them 
thirty hours to crawl the distance. 



Essex Regiment 
Kendalls 07^-12- Aged 23 June 3rd, 1917 

Eldest son of Reginald Duke Hill, Master of the East Essex Fox- 
hounds, and of his wife, Flora Hill. 
Pembroke College, Oxford. 

On the outbreak of the War Captain Hill was given a Commission in 
the 1/8 (Cyclist) Battalion Essex Regiment. He was gazetted Captain in 

1 91 6. The Battalion proved so useful for coast defence, that, much to 
his disappointment, they were kept in England, and it was not till May, 

1 917, that he managed to get to the Front. Only a month after, on 
June 3rd, 1 91 7, when his Company was in reserve, he went up to the 
front line with a working party at night and was hit by a shell and 
instantaneously killed. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Tabor, commanding 1/8 Essex Regiment, wrote : — 

"I can truly say that I do not think there is any other Officer in the 
Battalion for whom everyone, absolutely without exception, had so much 
affection . . . His was a continuous, thorough, loyal service, and no CO. 
could ever wish for a better Officer." 

Major W. F. Ackland wrote : — 

" Reggie was a born leader of men, and I know was beloved by his 
Company. Whatever work he was at was properly done ; I never had an 
anxious moment about it." 

A brother-officer wrote: — 

" The loss of your son is not yours alone, it is shared by everyone who 
knew him. By his charming and lovable disposition he had endeared him- 
self to every Officer and man, and his death has thrown a gloom over the 
whole Regiment. There is not one of his friends who would not willingly 
have sacrificed his own life, if by that sacrifice Reggie could have been 

Another wrote : — 
" In the short time that he was here he made a fine impression on all. 
His death is just another example of the noble sacrifices being made every 
day which inspire us who are left behind to carry on the great struggle." 



Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 
Church Hill 96'-or Aged 35 October 26th, 1917 

Youngest son of the late Edward Brodie Hoare, Banker, and of his 
wife, Katharine Brodie Hoare. 

Pembroke College, Cambridge. Afterwards worked with the Bleachers' 
Association in Bolton. 

Married, in 191 6, Audrey Lois Collier. 

Captain Brodie Hoare was given a Commission in the Loyal North 
Lancashire Regiment and went to the Front with his Regiment in February, 
191 7. In the Battle of Messines his Battalion was in support of the right 
flank, in Ploegsteert Wood. He was killed on October 26th, 1917, while 
leading his Company into action, in an attack near Poelcappelle. 



Dorset Yeomanry 

Druries 02^^-043 Aged 29 December 19th, 1917 

Only son of Sir Henry Hoare (O.H.), Bart., of Stourhead, Wilts, and 
of Lady Hoare. 

Trinity College, Cambridge : M.A. Agent for his father's estates 
in Bucks, Beds, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Wilts. 

Captain Hoare was sent to Egypt with the Dorset Yeomanry in March, 

191 5, and from there to Gallipoli until the evacuation, when he was in- 
valided with pneumonia and typhoid. He returned to his Regiment in July, 

1 9 16, and was wounded at Gaza in March, 1 91 7, rejoining in the following 
May. He was mortally wounded on November 13th, 19 17, at Mughair 
Ridge, and was removed to the Raseltin Hospital at Alexandria, where he 
died on December 19th. 

Colonel C. S. Troyte Bullock, C.B., ist Dorset Yeomanry, wrote : — 
" Harry's death will be a great blow to the Regiment, as he was such 
a general favourite with all ranks. His spirits and energy were unbounded, 
combined with great keenness to learn everything about his work, so that 
he should be fully competent to lead and instruct his men. He was a 
splendid example of pluck and tenacity in Gallipoli too, carrying on until 
he absolutely dropped at his post from disease and exhaustion." 

Colonel Sir Randolph Baker, Bart., 1st Dorset Yeomanry, wrote : — 
" In the very hard fortnight we had before the Battle of Mughair, he 
had always been cheerful, and no one could have been braver." 
Captain Charles H. Allen, R.A.M.C., wrote : — 

" Everyone, Doctors and Nurses alike, were filled with admiration for 
Captain Hoare's bravery and patience. Personally I have never known 
a finer man." 




Seaforth Highlanders 
High Street oi'-.03= Aged 30 August 22nd, 1917 

Only surviving son of Thomas Home, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh, 
of 1 1 Learmouth Terrace, Edinburgh, and of Mrs. Home, and a cousin of 
General Lord Home (O.H.). 

2nd Lieutenant Home, who was rubber planting in Ceylon when the 
War broke out and was a member of the Ceylon Planters' Rifles, imme- 
diately volunteered for active service and accompanied his Regiment to 
Egypt, where he was present at the attack on the Suez Canal. 

In April, 1915, he was sent to Gallipoli, landing at Anzac Cove, and 
serving in the Peninsula till he was severely wounded in the following 
August. In 1916 he was given a Commission in the Seaforth Highlanders 
and served with them in Flanders, until fever caused his return to England. 
He then acted for some time as Musketry Instructor in Ireland, but re- 
turned to France in August, 191 7, and had only been a few days with his 
Regiment, when he fell, leading his Platoon in the first wave of an attack 
near Ypres, on August 22nd, 1917. There were no survivors of his 
Company, which got to the enemy second line and was then surrounded. 


Middlesex Regiment 
The Park 12^-16= Aged 19 September 20th, 19 17 

Eldest son of Major O. J. Bell, 13th Welsh Fusiliers, and of Mrs. 
Bell, and adopted son of John Hughes, of The Manor House, Hampton- 

Football XI, 1 91 5. 

2nd Lieutenant Hughes, on leaving School, joined the 6th Middlesex 
as a Private, and, having been for four years in the O.T.C. at Harrow, was 
at once employed to drill recruits. After some months he was sent to 
a Cadet Unit at Pirbright, from which he passed out very successfully and 
was given a Commission in the Middlesex Regiment. He was sent to 
France on August 20th, 191 7, being then attached to the 2/5 Lancashire 
Fusiliers. He went over with his Company in the attack on September 
20th, 191 7, and as far as can be ascertained was very soon killed. He was 
buried on the battlefield, near a spot called Schuler Galeries, just about 
three miles south-east of Pilkem. 

Lieut.-Colonel G. S. Brighton, commanding 2/5 Lancashire Fusiliers, 
wrote : — 

"1 expect by now you will have received official news of your son, as 
we found his body. Unfortunately we were unable to bring him down, 
owing to the battle and the distance, and we buried him on the battlefield. 
He was a gallant Officer, and we shall feel his loss much." 

2nd Lieutenant A. H. Geridge, Middlesex Regiment, attached 2/5 
Lancashire Fusiliers, wrote : — 

" Both in England, at Chatham, and in France, Jack was my best friend. 
He was killed instantaneously and consequently did not suffer." 



Royal Berkshire Regiment 

Home Boarders 91^-94.' Aged 40 March 23rd, 1918 

Third son of the late Robert Ponsonby Carew Hunt, and of his wife, 
Ada Mary Hunt, nee Sneyd. 

Married, in 191 1, Helen Penuel, youngest daughter of the late 
Lieut.-Colonel P. B. S. Dunbar, Gordon Highlanders, and leaves a son 
and a daughter. 

Lieut.-Colonel Hunt joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1897, and 
saw service in the South African War, during which time he was Commandant 
at Wildfontein: he received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the 
King's Medal with two clasps. He was promoted to the rank of Captain 
while with the 2nd Battalion in Egypt and was then posted to the Depot 
at Reading. He afterwards returned to his Battalion in India and was at 
Jhansi when mobilization was ordered. 

He went to France with his Battalion in 1914, and was wounded early 
in 1 91 5. When Colonel Finch was killed at the Battle of Fromelles, he 
took command of his old Battalion and was promoted temporary Major 
in June, 19 15. He was with his Battalion in the severe fighting at Bois 
Grenier, in the Battle of Loos. In December, 191 5, he was appointed to 
command a Territorial Infantry Brigade, with the temporary rank of 
Brigadier-General, and was shortly afterwards made a C.M.G. In 191 7 
he again took over the command of a Battalion of the Royal Berkshire 
Regiment, which distinguished itself in the severe fighting towards the end 
of the year. He was awarded the D.S.O. and was mentioned in Despatches. 

He was killed on March 23rd, 191 8, near Manancourt, while leading 
his men with great gallantry, and for his courage and work on the two days 
previous to his death he was recommended for the V.C. 

The Colonel of the ist Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment wrote: — 

" He died a most magnificent death and was with his Companies in 
the front line to the very last. Throughout those two very trying days, 
when we were constantly retiring from position to position, he was always 
up in front organizing the defence, and inspiring all ranks to further efforts. 
He managed to hold the Germans off for two hours in one position, 
entirely on his own initiative, because nearly all his Officers were gone, and 
the Regiment was out of touch with the Brigade. I sincerely hope they 
will give him his V.C. I feel certain that no greater acts of heroism were 
ever done than those performed by him on those two days. . . . We all 
mourn his loss as a really great Commanding Officer." 



Coldstream Guards 
The Head Master's o6'-io' Aged 25 October 9th, 191 7 

Fourth son of Sir Thomas Jackson, ist Baronet, and of his wife, 
Amelia Lydia, Lady Jackson, of Stansted House, Essex. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Married, in 1916, Laura Emily, daughter of the Hon. William and 
Mrs. Pearson, of Kilmany, Gippsland, Australia. 

Captain Jackson received a Commission in the 3rd Battalion Coldstream 
Guards in February, 191 2. He went to France with the original Expedi- 
tionary Force on August 12th, 19 14. He was through the Retreat from 
Mons, and in the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne, and was severely 
wounded in the head in September, 19 14. For distinguished services at 
Landrecies he was mentioned in Despatches. After recovering from his 
wound he held several Staff appointments in France and rejoined his 
Battalion in September, 19 17. He was killed in action near Ypres, on 
October 9th, 191 7. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" He led his Company, as we all knew he would, with the utmost 
bravery and coolness, under a heavy fire from both artillery and machine 
guns. Just before reaching the objective, * Pat ' was hit in the thigh by 
a piece of shell — not at all a dangerous or painful wound — and he was 
quite cheery when being dressed. Hardly, however, had they finished 
tying up his wound, when he was hit through the head by a sniper's bullet 
and was killed on the spot. In him we had a Company Commander brave 
and resolute, and he was one of those we can ill afford to lose, and one 
whom we cannot replace. I don't think the War had the same horrors for 
him as it had for some — he took it all so quietly and philosophically — and 
yet he could always be trusted to do his best (and that is saying a good 
deal) for his Battalion and for his Regiment." 




Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment 
Church Hill 99^-03^ Aged 28 May 30th, 19 17 

Eldest son of Charles E. Jeffcock, of Welham Hall, Retford, Notts, 
and of Mrs. Jeffcock, and grandson of the late Mark Firth, of Oakbrook, 

Married, in July, 191 1, Amy Millicent, second daughter of F. W. 
Stobart, of Bromham Hall, Bedford, and leaves a son and a daughter. 

Captain Jeffcock gave up an important position to join the Army in 
March, 1 915, when he was gazetted to the Sherwood Foresters. He went 
with his Regiment to Ireland on the outbreak of the rising in April, 19 16, 
where he remained till the following January, when he went to France as 
Intelligence Officer on the Brigadier-General's Staff, subsequently rejoining 
his own Regiment as Adjutant. He was severely wounded at Lempire on 
May 27th, 19 1 7, and died of his wounds three days later. He was buried 
at Lincourt. 

His Brigadier-General wrote to his widow : — 

"... What a loss your husband is to the Brigade ! I knew him as 
well and better than most Officers in the Brigade, during the short time 
I have been in command of it, and I had the very highest opinion of his 
capabilities as an Officer." 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" Your husband was doing so well, putting all his energy into his new 
work and succeeding admirably. I certainly cannot replace him. He had 
the rare gift of putting his whole heart into any work he was ordered to 
do, no matter what it was." 



Northumberland Fusiliers 
Dnirics o6'-09^ Aged 25 June 5th, 19 17 

Second son of Colonel Edward Joicey (O.H.), of Blenkinsopp, Halt- 
whistle, Northumberland, and of Mrs. Joicey. 
Trinity Hall, Cambridge. 

Captain Joicey joined the 4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, T.F., 
in 1 91 3. He went to the Front in April, 191 5, and was wounded at the 
second Battle of Ypres. He rejoined his Regiment in February, 1916, and 
was again wounded in the following May. He returned to the Front again 
in April, 191 7, and was killed in action on June 5th, 191 7, while gallantly 
leading his men in an attack on Greenland Hill, near Arras. 

A brother-officer wrote to his father: — 

" 1 knew your son Clive very well indeed, but I am sorry to say not for 
long. We came out here together this last time and have been practically 
together ever since. I was with Clive an hour before he was killed. He 
was on my left, about 120 yards further down the trench. I found him as 
cheery as ever, his old self, and a good man to be with when going over the 
bags. I heard afterwards that he led his Company to the first objective, 
cheering the men on to the last, until he was killed instantaneously by a 
shell. His Company did gloriously and took all objectives. I know that 
was largely due to Clive's great dash and fearlessness . . . there is some 
consolation in knowing that he died doing his duty at the head of his 



Monmouthshire Regiment 

Elmfield iz'-ii^^ Aged 19 June 20th, 19 17 

Only son of Walter Southwell Jones, Company Director, and of his 
wife, Blanche Louise Southwell Jones, of 27 Harley House, Regent's Park, 
and Bassett, Hampshire. 

Matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford. 

2nd Lieutenant Jones joined the Monmouthshire Regiment in January, 
1 91 6, and went to the Front in the following May, going almost immedi- 
ately into action. He took part in the Battle of the Somme, being at 
Gommecourt, and, until his death at Lens on June 20th, 1917, was continu- 
ously on the Western Front, except for ten days' leave in January, 191 7. 
He was killed while in charge of a covering party which was protecting a 
wiring party, engaged on a newly made trench, on the right of the Lens- 
Lievin road. He was between the trench and the enemy lines which ran 
through the Cite de Moulin, when the enemy counter-attacked, and he was 
mortally wounded by machine-gun fire. 

His Adjutant wrote to his father : — 

" Ever since your son came to this Battalion in the field, about a year 
ago, he proved himself a truly gallant Officer ; his age, good spirits, and 
charming nature endeared him to us all, and his death will be a dreadful 

His Company Commander wrote: — 

" As his Company Commander I should like to say what a good Officer 
he was ; always bright and cheerful and full of pluck. His Platoon was 
devoted to him and would have followed him anywhere." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 
" Your boy and I came out together last year. We have been in the 
same Company ever since and have had some very unpleasant times 
together. He was always a most cheery boy, no matter what had to be 
done, and I was always glad to have him with me, though I am nearly twice 
his age. I don't think he was ever frightened. ... I heard afterwards 
from fhe stretcher-bearers that he was more concerned about their safety 
than his own need ... he was exceedingly popular with the men, who 
were always ready to follow him anywhere." 



Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment 
The Knoll 903-93- Aged 40 October 4tb, 1917 

Only child of the late Captain Henry Michael Jones, V.C., late of the 
Diplomatic Service. 

Lieutenant Jones, on leaving Harrow, went to Argentina, and on the 
outbreak of the South African War proceeded to Durban, where he joined 
Thornycroft's Mounted Infantry, being subsequently given a Commission 
in the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers). He was severely wounded by a 
shell. After several years' service he resigned his Commission and became 
a world-wide traveller. In August, 1914, he was in Mexico, ill. He 
returned home to be medically treated and then entered the Sherwood 
Foresters, instead of his old Regiment, as at that time the Cavalry were, 
comparatively, less engaged than the Infantry. He was killed at Poel- 
cappelle on October 4th, 191 7. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" He was killed instantaneously early in the advance. He had always 
behaved with great gallantry and at the time of his death was well in front 
of his men, with his steel helmet in his hand, cheering them on. He had 
set a splendid example of courage and bravery to all around, and his loss 
has been a great one and a sad one to his Battalion, for he was regarded 
with great affection both by Officers and men. . . . He was a real gallant 
English gentleman, and a true friend to all his comrades. He was buried 
close to where he fell." 




Royal Naval Air Service 
The Head Master's 03^-07- Aged 27 January 7th, 191 8 

Only son of William Basil Jones, late Bishop of St. David's, of 
Gwynfryn, Taliesin, Cardiganshire, and of his wife, Anne Loxdale Jones. 
Keble College, Oxford. 

Flight-Observer Jones, who suffered from very delicate health, on the 
outbreak of the War at once volunteered to take his motor-car to France 
and at his own expense worked on the Western Front transporting the 
wounded. In September, 191 4, he obtained a Commission in the Royal 
Marines and immediately went to France. In the following May he 
became an Observer in the R.N.A.S., and in August, 191 5, he was sent to 
the Dardanelles. He remained with the Eastern Mediterranean Squadron 
till the end of 191 6, when he was promoted Flight-Observer and was 
mentioned in Despatches for his services. For some time he acted as 
Intelligence Officer to his Wing. In March, 191 7, he went to Italy and 
was killed on January 7th, 191 8, through his aeroplane coming down while 
on a flight patrol over the Mediterranean. He was again mentioned in 
Despatches, in the Birthday Honours list of June 3rd, 191 8. 




Essex Regiment 

West Acre oy^-iz" Aged 23 May zist, 1917 

Only son of William Kortright, of Ingatestone, Essex, and of Mrs. 

Cricket XI, 1912. 

Lieutenant Kortright joined the 3rd Battalion Essex Regiment on the 
outbreak of the War, and subsequently went to the R.M.C., Sandhurst. 
On passing out he obtained a Commission in the 1st Essex Regiment, in July, 
191 5. The following August he was sent to Gallipoli, being transferred to 
the Western Front in May, 191 6. He was killed in action at Monchy-le- 
Preux on May 21st, 191 7. 

Colonel Sir George Stirling, commanding ist Essex Regiment, wrote to 
his father : — 

" It is with the deepest regret of his comrades, both Officers and men, 
that I write to inform you of the death of your son, Lieutenant M. C. W. 
Kortright. He was a very smart and efficient Officer, and, though I have 
only very recently taken command of this Battalion, I had already formed 
a very high opinion of him." 



Royal Field Artillery 
The Grove, oz'-o^.' Aged 29 April 9th, 1918 

Younger son of William Thomas Langford (O.H.), of Charford 
Manor, Avonwick, South Devon, and of his wife, Mabel Fanny Langford. 

Captain Langford joined the R.F.A. in 1909, passing through the Isle 
of Wight Artillery Militia. He was immediately sent to India, where he 
served until 191 7, when he was ordered home; for some time before 
leaving India he had been in command of his Battery as acting Major. He 
went to the Front in December, 191 7, and at the time of his death was in 
command of a Battery of Field Artillery and was to have been promoted 
Major in a few days. He was killed in action, on April 9th, 1918, in the 
Douche Valley, near Bapaume. 

Captain O'Brien, A Battery, 295 Brigade, R.F.A., wrote :— 

"His loss is very deeply felt out here by all who knew him, both 
Officers and men. He was a first-class gunner and the best of friends : 
everywhere you go, you hear praise of him. It was exactly the same in 
India, his Battery did better than any other in camp, and his men were so 
keen to do him credit that they worked like niggers for him." 

Another brother-officer wrote : — 

" He came to my Battery at the beginning of February as Captain. 
He was quickly loved by Officers and men. In action in February and 
March his unselfishness, pluck, and devotion to duty won the admiration of 
everyone. After passing unharmed through the first enemy offensive, and 
acting throughout with the greatest gallantry, he left us, on April 2nd, to 
command D Battery, 295 Brigade, R.F.A. All were sorry to see him 
leave, but everyone was glad that he had gained the wish of his heart — a 
Battery. A few days later we were shocked to hear that he had died of 
wounds. . . . Your son was loved and admired by all who knew him, and 
his loss is indeed a great one to the Army." 



']th Gurkha Rifles 
Kendalls 95^-98' Aged 37 March 7th, 191 8 

Youngest son of the late R. H. Leared, of Glenville, Wexford, and of 
Mrs. Leared. 

Trinity College, Dublin. 

Married, in 191 3, Kathleen, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bertram, 
of Glencairn Crescent, Edinburgh, and leaves a daughter. 

Major Leared joined the Dorset Regiment in 1901, and served with 
them in the South African War, for which he received a medal and two 
clasps. In 1905 he exchanged into a Battalion of the Gurkha Rifles, from 
which he gained one of the three nominations to the Staff College, 
Camberley, which are allotted annually to the Indian Army. 

On the outbreak of the War he was appointed G.S.O., third grade, to 
the 53rd Division and with them went to Suvla Bay. For his services 
there he was mentioned in Despatches, recommended for the D.S.O., and 
was awarded the Croix de Guerre, with palm, by the French Government. 
In 1916 he became Brigade-Major in the 42nd Division and subsequently 
returned to his Regiment, being sent with it to Mesopotamia. He died in 
the Military Hospital, Baghdad, on March 7th, 191 8, from acute blood 
poisoning, following an amputation. 

General Woodyatt, formerly commanding yth Gurkhas, wrote to his 
brother-officers of the 7th Gurkha Rifles : — 

"As you all know well, he was one of the most gallant gentlemen and 
dearest fellows that ever stepped. Some of you knew him more closely 
than I did, but to none will I yield in my admiration for his bravery, his 
soldierly qualities, his unselfishness, and his innate gentlemanly instincts. 
He was one of those you trust on sight — as you knew him better you felt 
that he almost stood by himself on a pedestal of truth, courage, and nice 

His Colonel wrote: — 

" He was indeed a real Irish gentlemen, genial, kind, a firm and loyal 
friend, with an enthusiastic love for his men, to which they quickly 
responded, and his ambition was to get away from his Staff appointment 
and to go on service with the Regiment. . . . We may thank God that we 
have such men." 




Essex Regimeni 
The Park 05^-09* Aged 26 March 23rd, 191 8 

Second son of Arthur Howard Linford, M.A., Head Master of Peter- 
borough Lodge School, Hampstead, N.W., and of his wife, Emily Clara 

After leaving Harrow entered the service of the Bank of England. 

Married, in 1916, Gwendolyn, only daughter of C. H. Mabey, of 
The Cottage, Streatham Park, S.W. 

Captain Linford had joined the H.A.C. (in which his father, grand- 
father, and great-grandfather had all served) before the beginning of the War. 
He at once volunteered for active service and went to France with them in 
September, 1914. He was in action the following month and saw service 
in Flanders until March, 191 5, when he was wounded at Hooge. He 
rejoined his unit in May, and in October, 191 5, received a Commission in 
the Essex Regiment He was through all the Somme fighting of 1916, and 
in February, 191 7, was promoted Lieutenant, and Captain in the following 
July. After the Battle of Passchendaele Ridge on July 31st, 1917, he was 
awarded the Military Cross. This appeared in the Gazette as follows: 
" For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when commanding a 
Platoon of a mopping-up Company. Seeing that the flank of the assaulting 
Company to which he was attached had become exposed, he moved quickly 
forward with great presence of mind and promptly filled a gap with a 
handful of men whom he had with him. In executing this movement he 
showed great gallantry and fine leadership under heavy rifle and machine- 
gun fire. He thus consolidated the position which he had taken up and 
held it under very trying conditions for two days, until he was relieved." 

In December, 1917, he was given an appointment at the Divisional 
Base, which he held till March 23rd, 191 8, when he was killed in action, 
the Base Depot forming a composite Battalion at the outbreak of the 
German ofl^snsive on March 21st, 191 8. His death took place at the 
Croisat Canal, near Royon. 

He was present at the Battles of Hooge, Thiepval, Delville Wood, and 



Coldstream Guards 
The Knoll ii'-i;' Aged 20 October 9th, 19 17 

Younger son of the late Arthur Anstruther Lutyens, of the F.M.S., 
and of Mrs. A. A. Lutyens, of 15A Nevern Place, S.W., and grandson of 
the late Captain Charles Lutyens, late XXth Regiment, of 16 Onslow 
Square, S.W., and Thursley, Godalming. 

Lieutenant Lutyens received his Commission in the Coldstream Guards 
in January, 1916. He went to France on the 17th of the following July, 
his nineteenth birthday, and was gazetted Lieutenant on July 20th. He 
was in command of his Company in the attack on Houthoulst Wood on 
October 9th, 1917, and, after gaining his objective, was killed by a shell 
which burst in his Company Headquarters. 

The O.C. Coldstream Guards wrote : — 

"The Regiment can ill afford to lose Officers like him. When I was 
commanding the Reserve Battalion I had ample opportunities of appreciating 
his great qualities. He showed wonderful promise as a soldier, which was 
fully borne out when he joined his Battalion in France." 

The O.C. 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards wrote to his mother : — 

" I cannot tell you how very sorry we all are about the loss of your son. 
He is a great loss to us. He was most popular and also an exceedingly 
capable Officer. He commanded his Company during the attack splendidly." 

His Adjutant wrote : — 

" I shall never forget Cyril coming into Battalion H.Q. (a shell hole) 
to ask for orders about his left flank. He came up and saluted in the 
middle of a very heavy shelling, as if he were on parade, and cheered us all 
up by joking about a cut he had got on his hand — that was the last I saw 
of him." 




\']th Infantry^ Indian Army 
The Park oS^-ii^ Aged 23 February 21st, 1918 

Second and only surviving son of Colonel Edward Horace Lynden- 
Bell, C.B., Army Medical Service, and of Mrs. Lynden-Bell, of 7 Laurel 
Road, Wimbledon. 

Football XI, 1910-11. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst : Prize Cadetship. 

Lieutenant Lynden-Bell, who passed third out of Sandhurst, was given 
a Commission in the Indian Army. On the outbreak of the War he was 
attached to the 3rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers and served with them in 
France. He was wounded at Kemmel on March 8th, 191 5. After recover- 
ing from his wound he went to India and saw service on the Frontier with 
the 99th Infantry. He was then sent to Mesopotamia, where he was 
accidentally killed, while on active service, on February 21st, 191 8. He was 
mentioned in Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches of Novem- 
ber 7th, 1917, and his name published in the Gazette of December 21st, for 
* gallant and distinguished service in the Field.' 



Rifle Brigade 

The Headmaster's I2'-I5- Aged 19 August i6th, 1917 

Elder son of Lieut. -Colonel W. J. Mackeson (O.H.) and of Mrs. 
Mackeson, of The Old House, Hodnet, Shropshire. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst : Prize Cadetship. 

2nd Lieutenant Mackeson received a Commission in the Rifle Brigade 
on passing out of Sandhurst and went to France in February, 191 7, joining 
the 2nd Battalion in the following month on the Somme. From there the 
Battalion moved to Ypres. In July he was recommended for the Military 
Cross and was made Adjutant of his Battalion. He was wounded by a 
shell while sending up S.O.S. signals on August 14th, 1917, and died two 
days later in a Casualty Clearing Station, being buried at Brandhoek. He 
was mentioned in Despatches on December 24th, 1917. 

Colonel the Hon. Roger Brand wrote : — 

" He was a splendid fellow, always so cheerful and keen, and he was 
wonderfully good as Adjutant the short time he was doing it. He was 
quite splendid in the fighting on July 31st, and I sincerely hope that he 
will get the Military Cross, which he earned, and for which he was recom- 
mended. He kept me informed of the situation all the morning and sent 
back the most excellent reports, and later on he was wonderfully calm and 
courageous in a position which was anything but pleasant." 

Major Cole wrote : — 

*• We were in the lines at rather a difficult bit. In the evening the 
enemy put down a very heavy barrage, and the Battalion next to us asked 
us by telephone to send up an S.O.S. signal, as they could not get theirs off. 
Your son immediately rushed out into the thick of the shell fire and fired 
off" three, returning at once for more. On his way out again a shell from 
one of their field guns burst right in the doorway of our dug-out, wounding 
four or five men besides himself. , . . No one could have been more 
gallant. He dashed out into a heavy and accurate barrage, knowing full 
well that the door of our dug-out was one of the most dangerous points of 
the line, as the enemy continually hit it with their field guns." 




Norfolk Regiment 

The Headmaster's \\^-\-i)^ Aged 20 April 23rd, 1917 

Second son of the late Frederick William Magnay, J. P. for Norfolk, 
of Drayton, Norwich, and of Mrs. F. W. Magnay, of 52 Tedworth 
Gardens, Chelsea. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1914. 

Captain Magnay received his Commission in the Norfolk Regiment in 
December, 1914, joining the ist Battalion in France in April, 1915. He 
took part in the second Battle of Ypres, and in the Battle of Hill 60. He 
was severely wounded at Arras in May, 1916. After recovering from his 
wound he returned to France in the following January and was killed on 
April 23rd, 191 7, leading his Company into the German second line 
trenches at Vimy Ridge, against very heavy shell and machine gun fire. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" He was such a fine soldier, and a most gallant leader of men. We 
have lost one of our best Officers, and it is men like him we cannot afford 
to lose ; but unfortunately for England her best men are also her most 
gallant men. This is always what happens." 



Royal Fusiliers 

The Headmaster's 993-05' Aged 31 April 13th, 19 17 

Younger son of the late Sir William Magnay, Bart, and of Lady 
Magnay, of 8 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, W. 

Football XI, 1903-4. 

Was engaged to be married to Marjorie, youngest daughter of the Rev. 
Thomas S. Cooper, of Charleshurst, Chiddingfold, Surrey. 

Lieut.-Colonel Magnay joined the Royal Fusiliers in October, 1910. 
He went to France with the ist Battalion on September 8th, 1914, and 
went through the Battle of the Aisne, being gazetted Captain shortly after. 
He was later attached to the 4th Battalion and was with them in Flanders 
and at Armentieres. After being invalided home he returned to the Front 
as Second-in-Command of the 24th Battalion Manchester Regiment and was 
given command of the 12th Battalion at the beginning of our offensive on 
the Somme. He was through many engagements, including the taking of 
Delville Wood, Longueval, and Beaumont Hamel. He was killed by a 
5*9 shell on April 13th, 1917, while directing the operations of his Battalion 
from a captured German trench north of Arras, the same shell killing his 
Adjutant and two other Officers. He was three times mentioned in 
Despatches and recommended for the D.S.O. 

His Brigadier-General wrote: — 

" I can candidly say I have seldom met a man with a more charming 
personality, and furthermore an exceedingly able Officer. In him I have 
lost a Commanding Officer of the first rank." 

Lieut.-Colonel R. T. Collins, General Staff, 17th Division, wrote : — 

" Both General Robertson and I watched with great interest the effect 
of your son's influence on the Battalion he commanded so well and so 
gallantly. I do not think it is too much to say that he had made it into one 
of the best, if not the best in the Division, entirely by his own efforts. . . . 
His death was a very real loss to his Battalion, his Brigade, and the 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

"You really can't imagine what a loss this is to us. The CO. was one 
of the very best, and the Brigadier says that owing to him the Battalion is 
the best in the Brigade. . . . We are all absolutely down over this awful 
catastrophe, because the Colonel was so universally popular with Division, 
Brigade, Battalion Officers, and the whole of the rank and file." 



Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 

Kendalls i2'-i+3 Aged 19 March 17th, 1918 

Younger son of the late Edward J. Maitland, of Banstead Hall, and 
of Mrs. Maitland, daughter of Monsieur J. Ruault, late French Master in 
Harrow School. 

Sub-Lieutenant Maitland received a Commission in the Royal Naval 
Air Service in 191 6, but, owing to an accident while flying, transferred in the 
following year to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was appointed 
to the Trade Division at the Admiralty and was then sent on duty to 
Halifax, Nova Scotia. He died of pneumonia, following scarlet fever, 
contracted while on duty in Halifax, on March 17th, 191 8. 



North Staffordshire Regiment 
West Acre 94'-97-' Aged 27 July 30th, 191 7 

Second son of Edward Mapplebeck, of Woodfield, Leamington, 
Warwickshire, and of his wife, the late Sarah Mapplebeck, 
Trinity College, Cambridge. Stockbroker, 

On the outbreak of the War Captain Mapplebeck was given a Com- 
mission in the 4th North Staffordshire Regiment. He went to France in 
August, 191 5, and fought with his Regiment at Hooge and Ypres, and in 
the Battles of the Somme and Messines. He then returned to the Ypres 
district, where he was hit by a high explosive shell on July 29th, 191 7, and 
died of his wounds next day, in No. 5 London Field Ambulance. He 
was buried at Renninghelst, in Belgium. 

His Brigadier-General wrote to his father : — 

" I had met your son several times out here, and a more delightful and 
gallant gentleman it was never my privilege to meet. From what his 
brother-officers and men tell me he was a universal favourite ; in the words 
of a private I spoke to to-day, * He was the best Officer I ever served 
under,' In the Battle of Messines, about six months ago, he behaved 
most gallantly," 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" His loss is a severe one for the Regiment for which he did so much. 
All the men were deeply attached to h'm and would have followed him 
anywhere. He was never tired of thinking how best he could get his men 
more efficient or more Qomfortable. He had many times been brought to 
my notice for cool and gallant conduct under very trying circumstances, and 
we had hoped to see him decorated ere long," 

His Major wrote : — 

" He was cheerful and plucky up to the end. His last words were, 
*Tell the Colonel that I was sorry 1 could not take the Company over.' 
Some of the comments I heard were, * Poor old chap, anyone could have 
been better spared than he,' Another characterized him as one of the bravest 
men he had ever met, and gave instances of his entire disregard of danger. 
. . . He was always the same, in good times and in bad, when things were 
going well and in times of great anxiety, always calmly going about his 
duty and not thinking about himself." 



Royal Flying Corps 
The Headmaster's 06'- 10' Aged 24 Noyember 20th, 1917 

Only child of the late Ven. Thomas Meredith, M.A., Vicar of Wolston 
and Archdeacon of Singapore, and of his wife, Mary Meredith, of Park 
Road, Leamington. 

Jesus College, Cambridge, 1914. 

Lieutenant Meredith, who had already distinguished himself in 
various mechanical examinations in London, left Cambridge when the War 
broke out and took up war work at Coventry, subsequently entering 
Aeroplane Works at Hendon. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917, 
obtaining his * Wings ' in July of that year. At an aerodrome in England 
he made a record for high flying and especially distinguished himself in 
shooting while doing his gunnery course. He went to the Front in 
October, 191 7, joining the 64th Squadron, and was reported * missing,' 
near Cambrai, on November 20th, 191 7. In the following May informa- 
tion was received from the Committee of the Red Cross Agency for 
Prisoners of War that he had been shot down on that date by machine gun 
fire, while attacking a balloon, and is buried at the Military Cemetery at 

The Officer commanding the 64th Squadron, B.E.F., wrote to his 
mother : — 

" As regards his work on the 20th, he was taking part in the attack on 
Cambrai, supporting the advance of the infantry and tanks. His mission 
was to drop bombs on and shoot at any infantry or guns he came across, 
and he would have been working in the area round Bourlon Wood. 
Owing to the fog and low clouds, nearly all the machines (there were 15 
others on the same duty from this Squadron alone) got separated, and it is 
impossible to say what happened. It was to a great extent owing to the 
co-operation of our low-flying aeroplanes that we scored a marked success 
on the initial day, and you have the satisfaction and pride of knowing that 
your son, fully realizing the risk, gave his life in helping what was very 
nearly the biggest victory of the War. . . . Your son was a gallant Officer 
and a fearless Pilot and died a death which cannot but be a source of pride 
to all who were connected with him." 

His Flight Commander wrote : — 

" 1 cannot say how very sorry we all were when we found he was 
* missing,' and I deeply sympathize with you and yours in your loss." 



6th Field Artillery Brigade^ Australian Imperial Force 
The Headmaster's 04'-! o" Aged 24. May 14th, 191 7 

Second son of Frederick D. Michaelis, Managing Director of Michaelis, 
Hallenstein & Co., of Melbourne, Australia, and Basinghall Street, 
London, and of his wife, Esther Z. Michaelis. 

Monitor, 1909. Sub-manager in the works of his father's firm in 

Married, in 191 6, Kathleen Hart, of Sydney. 

Sergeant Michaelis enlisted as a Private in the Artillery Branch of the 
Australian Service and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He left 
Australia for service abroad in December, 19 16. He was not in good 
health on his arrival in England, and as he refused to give way he was 
attacked, two months later, by a serious illness, from which he died in 
Tidworth Military Hospital, on May 14th, 191 7. 

Captain Maclaren, 12th Battery, Australian Artillery, wrote to his 
father : — 

" The Officer who commanded the Reinforcements with whom your late 
son sailed, Lieutenant T. K. Rowan, is at present attached to my Battery, 
and he speaks in glowing terms of the work done by your son." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" From my point of view I have lost not only one of the most 
honourable of men, but a comrade in arms, and he will for ever be in my 
memory as a friend who * fought the good fight.' " 



^th Dragoon Guards 
Church Hill gS'-oi^ Aged 33 March nth, 1918 

Second son of William Frederick Miles, of Keyham, Leicester, and 
of his wife, Clara Elizabeth Miles. 

Went to South Africa and took a farm under Lord Milner's Settlement 
Scheme. His elder brother, whose record appears on the following page, 
2nd Lieutenant R. T. W. Miles (O.H.), was killed on October 2nd, 191 7. 

2nd Lieutenant Miles served on Commando against the Rebels, and 
also as a Machine Gunner with the Bechuanaland Mounted Rifles, in 
German South West Africa. After the conquest of German South West 
Africa and the consequent disbandment of the forces, he came to England 
and entered a Cavalry Cadet School, obtaining a Commission in the 5th 
Dragoons. He went to France in December, 191 6, and was mortally 
wounded on March loth, 191 8, dying the next morning. He was 
posthumously awarded the Military Cross for the following act, thus 
described in the Gazette of April 23rd, 191 8 : — 

" When in charge of a flanking party, protecting the right flank of the 
raiding party, he disposed his party with great skill, and, finding that an 
enemy post was held, rushed it at the point of the bayonet, killing or 
capturing all the occupants of the post. He displayed great dash and 

A brother-ofiicer wrote to his sister : — 

" Your brother was a great favourite with us all, and we miss him very 
much. On March loth last, while we were in the trenches, we carried out 
a big raid on the German trenches. Your brother was in charge of a 
covering party which had to deal with a German advanced post. He led 
his men very gallantly, and the German garrison were all killed or taken 
prisoner. Unfortunately Miles was wounded and died in hospital the 
next day. He died among friends and in a British Hospital and was 
buried with full military honours in a little cemetery close by." 



Leicestershire Regiment 
Church Hill gj'-QQ' Aged 34 October 2nd, 19 17 

Eldest son of William Frederick Miles, of Keyham, Leicestershire, 
and of his wife, Clara Elizabeth Miles. His younger brother, whose record 
appears on the previous page, 2nd Lieut. R. G. Miles (O.H.), was killed 
on March nth, 1918. 

"Went out to South Africa in 1903 and took a farm under Lord Milner's 
Settlement Scheme. 

2nd Lieutenant Miles served in the 2nd Kimberley Regiment through 
the Gerrnan South West African campaign. When that was over he came 
to England and entered a Cavalry Cadet School, but was laid up with 
measles through a great part of his training and failed to pass out. He 
then served as a Trooper in the 8th Hussars in France and was subse- 
quently given a Commission in the 7th Leicestershire Regiment. He went 
to the Front in July, 191 7, and was killed while leading a counter-attack on 
Ploegsteert Wood, on October 2nd, 191 7. 




■T^rd Dragoon Guards 
High Street o6'-io3 Aged 24 April nth, 1917 

Only son of Charles Frederic Newton-Deakin, M.A. Oxon, Barrister-at- 
Law, Lincoln's Inn, of 6, Avenue Road, Regent's Park, N.W., and of his 
wife, Alice Mary Newton-Deakin, and grandson of the late Colonel James 
H. Deakin, of Werrington Park, Devon. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1911. 

Lieutenant Newton-Deakin obtained a Commission in the 3rd Dragoon 
Guards in January, 1913, and two months after sailed for Alexandria, re- 
maining in Egypt till the outbreak of the War, when he returned to 
England with his Squadron. He went out to France in October, 1914, and 
was in constant service till the date of his death, being present at the two 
Battles of Ypres and the Battle of Loos. He was killed by shell fire at 
Monchy on April nth, 1917. 

Colonel Smith-Bingham wrote : — 

" I always thought him one of the smartest and nicest little subalterns I 
had, and I was very fond of him, and so was everybody else, and I know he 
will be a great loss to the Regiment." 

Colonel Burt wrote to his father : — 

" I had already forwarded his name for gallantry in action on May 13th, 
191 5. Your son was beloved by all ranks in the Regiment, and his loss is 
very deeply felt." 

Captain Grimshaw wrote : — 

" He had been through every show the Regiment had been in since we 
came out, and in every one he had done well." 

Captain C. G. Leslie wrote : — 

" He and I were alone with the Squadron during the last hot weather in 
Egypt and brought it home at the beginning of the War. He was the 
only original Officer left in the Squadron, and he. Major Lomer, and myself 
the only three left who came back from Egypt with the Regiment. 

" He would not have wished for a better death. During the hard 
times we had in the first and second Battles of Ypres, he was always con- 
spicuous for his coolness under fire, and for the splendid example he set 
his men." 



Royal Highlanders 
Moretons 9 2 '-9 5= Aged 39 May 8th, 191 7 

Fifth son of the late William Nicol, of St. Michael's Mount, Liver- 
pool, and Craigisla, Forfarshire, N.B., and of Mrs. Nicol. 

Married Dorothea Mildred, elder daughter of the late Robert Ring, 
Superintending Engineer, Mandalay, and leaves a daughter. 

Captain Nicol served in the South African War, as a Trooper in 
Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, and received the Queen's Medal with 
three clasps. 

He obtained a Commission in September, 1914, in the Black Watch 
and went to France in September, 191 5. In the following November he 
accompanied his Regiment to Salonica. In January, 191 6, he was pro- 
moted to the rank of Captain. He was killed on the night of May 8th, 
191 7, just west of Doiran, in the Battle of Doiran. 



Army Service Corps 

High Street oi'-05' Aged 30 July 5 th, 191 7 

Elder son of Harry Nuttall, M.P., of Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, and 
of his wife, Edith Mary Nuttall. 

Lincoln College, Oxford: B.A., 1909. India and China Merchant at 

Married, in 1914, Meryll Vernon, elder daughter of William Neild, of 
Bowdon, Cheshire, and leaves a widow and one son. 

2nd Lieutenant Nuttall closed his business in order to join the Army, in 
October, 191 5, and obtained a Commission in the Army Service Corps. 
He went to France in March, 1916, serving in Flanders. At the time of 
his death, on July 5th, 191 7, which was caused by shell-fire, he was attached 
to the Heavy Brigade, Machine Gun Corps. 



Gordon Highlanders 

West Acre 11--152 Aged 20 October 5th, 1917 

Only son of the late Andrew Jameson Ogllvie, of Murchlson House, 
Tamala, and Karrarang, Western Australia, and of his wife, Ada Ogilvie, 
now Mrs. Ogilvie-Birkbeck. 

Cadet Officer, O.T.C., 1915. 

2nd Lieutenant Ogilvie, after training at Trinity College, Cambridge, 
received a Commission in the Gordon Highlanders in July, 1916. He 
went to the Front in the following October and was severely wounded in 
January, 1917. He was again wounded in June, I9I7> but remained on 
duty until the Regiment went out of the line. He was killed on October 
5th, 191 7, just after a successful attack and advance. As he lay dying his 
last words were for his men's comfort. 

Colonel Maitland wrote : — 

" He will be a great loss to the Battalion, as he was liked by all Officers 
and men and was a very capable young Officer." 

The Chaplain wrote: — 

" He will be greatly missed by his fellow-officers and the men of his 
Company, for he was much beloved." 

A brother-officer wrote to his mother : — 

" The artillery fire was very violent, and it was then that your son gave 
us an insight into that marvellous character, with its smiling, assuring, 
utter contempt of it all. He stood up and talked to us, joking and 
absolutely unconcerned. , . . Once some of the men started to retire. 
Without waiting he leapt after them, rallied them and brought them back. 
I am proud to have known an Officer who lived a soldier's life so well, and 
who died true to every heritage and tradition of his race." 




Royal Field Artillery {attached R.F.C.) 
Elmfield I i'-i5' Aged 19 September 30th, 1917 

Elder and only surviving son of Francis William Pember (O.H.), 
Warden of All Souls' College, Oxford, and of his wife, the Hon. Margaret 
Bowen Pember. 

Monitor, 1914. Head of his House. Mathematical Exhibition at 
Balliol, 1 91 4. 

Lieutenant Pember obtained a Commission in the Royal Field 
Artillery (Special Reserve) in July, 191 5. He trained at Ipswich and left 
England on November 5th, 1 91 5, for Suvla Bay, where he served till the 
evacuation. He then served in Egypt till the autumn of 191 6, when he 
volunteered for the Flying Corps. He returned to England in November, 
1916, and trained at Oxford, Netheravon, and Dover. Having obtained 
his * Wings ' as a Pilot in May, 1917, he was then sent to France. He 
was killed on September 30th, 191 7, while flying over the enemy lines 
taking photographs, being attacked by four enemy scout machines, which 
came down on him from a cloud. He was seen by an eye-witness from the 
ground to be hit at the first discharge of their guns, and to fall on to his 
control. His machine thereupon crashed and came down practically in 
flames. He was killed not far from Acq, where the Aerodrome of his 
Squadron was, and is buried in the cemetery of Aubigny, not far from 
Arras and Lens. 

His Squadron Commander, Major Eric Tyson, D.S.O., M.C., since 
died of wounds received in action, wrote : — 

" I liked him directly he came to my Squadron, and I grew to like him 
more, I think, than anyone else in the Squadron. I knew him, not as a 
Junior Officer, but as a fellow whom I could trust, and as one who was ever 
willing and anxious to do more than his duty. I admired his courage and 
grit at sticking to a job. He was simply superb, and easily the most 
conscientious and caretaking Officer in my Squadron. I am indeed proud 
that he became what he did in my Squadron, and that I, as it were, 
produced him. ... I never ordered him to do a job ; just asking him was 
quite enough, and this is what causes a Squadron Commander to be 



Household Battalion 
The Park 93'-97" Aged 37 May 3rd, 191 7 

Second son of George Herbert Pember, J. P. for Hants, of Fair Oak 
Park, Eastleigh, and of his wife, the late Mary Louisa Pember. 

• Football XI, 1896. New College, Oxford. Member of the London 
Stock Exchange. 

Married, in 1908, Evelyn Mary, eldest daughter of Sir Amherst Selby- 
Bigge, K.C.B., and Lady Selby-Bigge, of 7 Wilbraham Place, S.W., and 
King's Sutton, Northants, and leaves three children. 

Captain Pember served in the South African War in the Imperial 
Yeomanry, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. He rejoined this Regiment 
on the outbreak of the War as a 2nd Lieutenant and was promoted to the 
rank of Major. In 1916 he was transferred to the 2nd Life Guards and then 
to the Household Battalion. He went to the Front in January, 191 7, and 
was present at the Battles of the Ancre and Arras. He was killed in the 
early morning of May 3rd, 1 91 7, when leading an attack on Rceux. He 
got within ten yards of the German lines and then came under heavy 
machine gun fire, and the Battalion suffered very heavy losses. His 
brother-officers and men have spoken with the greatest admiration of his 
extraordinary cheerfulness and coolness both before and during the attack. 

His Major wrote : — 

" I saw him just prior to the attack in which he lost his life. His 
keenness and sound common sense at that time were remarkable. The 
last I heard of him was leading his men on quite calmly and collectedly in 
the face of very heavy fire." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" The last I saw of him he was walking slowly across the open with a 
walking-stick in his hand and his old pipe in his mouth at the head of his 
Company. Just after that they were caught by machine guns." 



(^th Lancers 
The Grove oo'-04' Aged 31 November 22nd, 191 7 

Eldest son of John Porter and of his wife, Josephine Porter Porter, 
of Belle Isle, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland. 

Football XI, 1904. 2nd Prize Middle- Weight Boxing in the Public 
Schools Competition at Aldershot, 1904. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Married Enid, daughter of the late G. W. Assheton-Smith, of Vaynol. 

Major Porter was gazetted to the 9th Lancers in 1906, joining his 
Regiment in South Africa. He went to the Front in August, 19 14. He 
was wounded at Mons, and again in the following year, and was awarded 
the D.S.O. for conspicuous bravery in the field. In 1916 he returned to 
England for a course of flying, but after obtaining his ' Wings ' he 
rejoined his Regiment at the Front, at the time of his death being Second- 
in-Command. He was killed during General Byng's advance on Cambrai 
on November 22nd, 19 17, while holding a bridge over a Canal with a 
Squadron of the 9th Lancers until reserves should arrive. His brother, 
Lieut. H. A. Porter, was wounded at the same time. 

The Brigadier of his Cavalry Brigade wrote : — 

" I shall miss him terribly, for not only was * Buzz ' a personal friend 
and one of the last of the old 9th, but he was also as gallant a soul as ever 
lived. . . . We are still in the thick of it, and a desperate battle is raging 
as I write, so please excuse more, but I wanted you both to realize how 
deeply we all deplore that such a very gallant 9th Lancer should have joined 
the ranks of those other gallant souls whose bodies lie buried out here. But 
*Buzz' left behind him a wonderful example of fearlessness, and I person- 
ally have often been thankful for his example." 

The Chaplain wrote : — 

" The two brothers fought a great fight for the bridgehead — the key of 
the whole position — against a very heavy German attack, and held it 
successfully with their men. * Buzz ' was hit twice through the body, and 
we brought him down to the ambulance. He talked to me all the way 
down about the men and how well they had done, and not wishing us to 
trouble about him, as he knew he was bad. ... * Buzz ' was a very great 
friend of mine and I knew him and loved him very much. He was the 
truest of men." 


Kent Cyclist Battalion 

The Headmaster's o6'-io' Aged 26 July 29th, 1917 

Second son of Charles Watson Powell, D.L., of The Manor House, 
Speldhurst, Kent, and of his wife, Elizabeth Constance Powell. 

Magdalen College, Oxford : B.A. Called to the Bar of the Inner 

Major Powell had before the War obtained a Commission in the Kent 
Cyclist Battalion and was promoted Captain in 1914. Not wishing to go to 
India he transferred to 8th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment and 
went to France in May, 1917, having just been promoted Major. He was 
killed by a shell on July 29th, 1917, and is buried in the Dickebusch New 
Military Cemetery, S.W. of Ypres. 




Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 
West Acre 8S'-92' Aged 43 August i6th, 19 17 

Second son of Joseph Pratt, D.L., J. P., of Enniscoe, Crossmolina, 
Ireland, and of his wife, Madeline Charlotte Eliza Pratt. 

Lieut.-Colonel Pratt was gazetted to the ist Battalion Royal Scots in 
1895, and was promoted Lieutenant in 1896, and Captain in 1902. He 
served with his Battalion in the South African War, was mentioned in 
Despatches, and received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the 
King's Medal with two clasps. He retired in 1913. 

On the outbreak of the War he rejoined the Service as Second-in-Com- 
mand of the 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers, and in August, 1916, he was given 
command of the lith Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was twice men- 
tioned in Despatches and received the D.S.O. He was killed by a shell 
outside his dug-out on his way up to Battalion Battle Headquarters before 
an attack, on August 1 6th, 191 7. 

General Nugent, General of Division, wrote : — 

"Audley was an ideal CO. for a Battalion of Irishmen, especially of so 
good a class as those he commanded. His cheeriness and unflagging high 
spirits were an inspiration to his Battalion. He loved them all, and they 
loved him. They were always * his boys ' and * my old dog pack ! ' " 

General Ricardo, General of Brigade, wrote to his father : — 

" He occupied a unique position in the Brigade. He always conveyed 
something of his own cheery humour to those he was with. It always did 
me good to meet Audley Pratt, and I have known few men out here who 
kept their heads up higher than your son. He had a splendid Battalion, 
which he had imbued with his spirit ; indeed, he was an inspiration to 
us all." 

Colonel Blacker, 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers, wrote : — 

" I was selfishly grieved when he left me to command the nth, as our 
companionship out there had been very close and real, and he had worked 
so hard for the efficiency of the 9th, but I realized it was bound to come. 
He did wonders for his new men, who all adored him." 

Major Knott, nth Royal Inniskillings, wrote : — 

" The whole Battalion is extremely grieved about it, as I daresay you 
know how popular he was, and how he lived for the Battalion and worked 
night and day in its interests." 



King's Royal Rifle Corps 
West Acre gi^-g^J Aged 40 March 24th, 191 8 

Second son of the late Osmond de Lancey Priaulx, of The Mount, 
Guernsey, and of Mrs. Priaulx. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Lieut-Colonel Priaulx received his Commission in 1898, and joined the 
3rd Battalion 60th Rifles. He served throughout the South African War, 
being present at the Battles of Colenso, Spion Kop, Tugela Heights, Laing's 
Nek, and at the Relief of Ladysmith. He was mentioned in Despatches, 
and in 1900 was promoted Captain. After peace was declared he went with 
the 2nd Battalion to India. 

He left for France in August, 191 4, with the ist Division, and was 
dangerously wounded on the Marne in September. The following year, 
while in command of the 2nd Battalion, he was again severely wounded at 
Loos. In 1916, while commanding the nth Battalion, which captured the 
village of Metz, he was present at the operations near Langemarck, Creve- 
coeur, and Cambrai. He was killed on March 24th, 191 8, at Voyennes in 
the St. Quentin offensive, being first shot through the shoulder and then 
killed by a shell. 

In March, 1917, he received the D.S.O. "for conspicuous gallantry and 
devotion to duty while in command. With the utmost confidence and 
determination he fought his Battalion through the village, overcoming all 
obstacles and gaining his objectives. He set a magnificent example 

A Staff Officer, H.Q. i8th Corps, wrote :— 

" On March 24th, 191 8, when we were particularly hard pressed, his 
Battalion was making a very plucky stand at Voyennes, near St. Quentin ; 
he was hit through the shoulder and a few minutes later was killed by a 
shell. I need hardly tell you what a tremendous loss he was to the Division. 
His Battalion loved him and would have followed him anywhere. A 
splendid CO. ... he did not seem to know what fear was." 



Rifle Brigade 
The Headmaster's 11-15' Aged 19 April 13th, 1917 

Eldest son of Marmaduke Francis Ramsay (O.H.), Landowner and 
J. P. for Kent, of Dane Court, Eastry, Kent, and of his wife, Alice Ramsay. 
Cricket XI, 19 15. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1915. 

Captain Ramsay received his Commission in the Rifle Brigade in 
January, 19 16, joining the 6th Battalion at Sheerness. Whilst there his 
Colonel wrote to a brother-officer who had recommended him : " Send me 
along some more of that sort, he is just the fellow one wants." He went 
to France in September, 1916, joining the loth Battalion. He was made 
Sniping Officer almost immediately and within a few weeks became 
Battalion Intelligence Officer, Assistant Adjutant, and Mess President. 
In the following December he was promoted Lieutenant and given tem- 
porary command of a Company in February, 19 17, being gazetted Acting 
Captain on April 2nd. Next day, on April 3rd, 1917, he was severely 
wounded in the lung whilst his Battalion was taking Metz-en-Couture. 
He was carried down to the Casualty Clearing Station at Jray, where, in 
spite of the greatest care, he died on April 13th. 

The General commanding the Brigade wrote : — 

"The Battalion has suffered a very severe loss in Jack. Major 
Troughton, who has been commanding for some time in the absence of 
Colonel Lascelles, always had a good word to tell me about Jack, whenever 
I met him. The fact of his being appointed Assistant Adjutant and 
Battalion Intelligence Officer within a few weeks of his joining shows you 
what Colonel Lascelles thought of him." 

The Major commanding the loth Battalion Rifle Brigade wrote : — 

" I can't tell you how much we all miss him ; he had done so splendidly 
in the line that I gave him a Company not very long ago. We have never 
had a more gallant and plucky Officer. He seemed to have no fear what- 
ever under any sort of shell or machine-gun fire, and the men followed 
him anywhere. I heard an Officer say of him a few days before he was hit: 
* Ramsay chances it a bit too much sometimes,' but, as I am sure you 
know, it is Officers like him who make us what we are." 



Royal Horse Artillery 
Newlands 98'-oi' Aged 33 December ist, 1917 

Only son of Evelyn Rich, Surgeon, of Beenham, Marlow, and of his 
wife, Mary Rich, late of 12 Wilton Street, Grosvenor Square. 

Married, in 1911, Claire, only daughter of John Deurance, of Cranmore 
Place, Chislehurst. 

Major Rich joined the Hampshire Artillery Militia in 1902, and served 
in the latter part of the South African War, receiving the King's Medal. 
From 1903 to 19 10 he served in the Royal Field Artillery, and in 191 1 
transferred to the Horse Artillery. In 19 14 he was Adjutant of the Shrop- 
shire Horse Artillery and subsequently took command of B Battery, R.F.A., 
90th Brigade, which he took to France in July, 19 15. He was then pro- 
moted Major and given command of U Battery, R.H.A. He was shot by 
a sniper, on December ist, 191 7, when observing the fire of his Battery in 
the Battle of Cambrai, and died of his wounds on the same day at the 
Casualty Clearing Station at Villers Fau9on, where he is buried. 

He was awarded the D.S.O. : "For continuous good work as Battery 
Commander in France, including the Somme offensive in July and August, 
1916, in the 20th Division, and 15th September, 191 6, and onwards in 
U Battery, R.H.A. He has at all times set an admirable example of 
courage and coolness under fire and has kept his Battery at a very high 
pitch of efficiency." 

Major-General J. B. Seely, D.S.O., M.P., wrote :— 

" All I can say is that he was one of the finest young Officers I have 
ever met — that his courage and keenness were an example to us all, and we 
shall never forget how much we owe him." 

Lieut.-Colonel H. Ricardo wrote : — 

" He was such a fine fellow and we were devoted to him. He was the 
greatest assistance to me, and I sent in a special letter about him." 

Major A. Cunningham, 20th Division, R.F.A., wrote : — 

"The Regiment can ill affiard to spare Officers such as he was — the best 
and most popular Battery Commander I know." 

The Chaplain wrote : — 

" He was the very ideal of a gallant soldier. Every Officer and man 
was devoted to him, he did so much for us all." 




Australian Imperial Force 
The Park 97'-© i' Aged 34 October 12th, 1917 

Eldest son of the late Musgrave Ridley (O.H.), Timber Merchant, of 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, and his wife, Emily Ridley, of Burnside, Cranleigh, 

Trinity College, Cambridge. 

Was a Timber Merchant for six years, and in 191 3 went out to West 
Australia to farm. 

Lieutenant Ridley, who was in Australia when the War broke out, 
joined the Australian Infantry and came to England in March, 191 7, with 
his Regiment, after training in Australia. He went to France in May, 
1 917, and was present at the Battle of Messines Ridge and various other 
engagements. He came home on leave in September, 1917, and, on his 
return to France shortly afterwards, was killed by a shell which burst at his 
feet, in the early morning of October 12th, 191 7, near Zonnebeke. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" He was without doubt the best loved man in the Battalion. Officers 
and men alike loved, admired, and respected him. He was one of the 
bravest and straightest men I ever met — a gentleman always, in every way. 
The Battalion has had many popular, and many efficient Officers, but I 
know of no other Officer who was everything an Officer should be, from 
the point of view of the CO., the Company Commander, the N.C.O.'s, 
and the men, and yet was popular with them all." 

Another wrote : — 

*' I can safely say no more popular Officer ever joined the Battalion, 
and his death came as a very heavy blow to us all. Loved by the Officers 
and worshipped by the men, he did his duty nobly and died a soldier and 
a man." 

Another wrote : — 

"Henry was one of the whitest men you could find anywhere and was 
always loved wherever he went. His men here are all universal in their 
praise and appreciation of him as an Officer." 




Royal West Surrey Regiment 
The Knoll 98^-03' Aged 33 December 27th, 1917 

Second son of Edward Ridpath, of 210 Adelaide Road, Hampstead, 
and of his wife, Ellen Georgiana Ridpath. 

Admitted Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1910, 
and became partner in the firm of Wright, Wake, Price & Co., Chartered 
Accountants, in 1914. 

Lieutenant Ridpath joined the Artists Rifles in September, 1914, and 
was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal West Surrey Regiment in 
November, 191 6. He left England for Palestine in the following June and 
was killed in action at Ras-ez-Za on December 27th, 1917, during the 
Turkish attempt to recapture Jerusalem. 

Lieut.-Colonel S. D. Roper wrote to his mother : — 

"Your son was most conspicuous in repelling a strong Turkish attack 
on December 27th, when he was shot through the head and killed instan- 
taneously. We have buried him in our little military cemetery on the 
Mount of Olives, in view of the scene of his gallant defence." 

His Colonel wrote to his mother : — 

"All ranks of this Battalion grieve over the loss of a splendid fellow." 



Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 
Druries 833-843 Aged 48 April 25th, 191 7 

Eldest son of Sir Philip Frederick Rose, Bart. (O.H,), of Rayners, 
Penn, Bucks, and of Lady Rose. 

Solicitor and Partner in his father's Firm of Rose & Co. 

Solicitor to the L.B. & S.C. Railway Co. 

Married, in 1899, Maude Winifred, daughter of William Gillilan, of 
Palace Gate, and leaves a son and two daughters. 

Captain Rose had served for ten years in the old Royal Bucks (King's 
Own) Militia, retiring as Captain. When the War broke out he offered 
his services as an old Militia Officer and was gazetted Captain in the 7th 
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, but was immediately 
seconded for Staff work and became Staff Captain of the 63rd Infantry 
Brigade (21st Division), and was for some months Acting Brigade-Major. 

He went to France with the 21st Division in September, 191 5, in which 
month his Division took part in the attack on Hill 70 in the Battle of Loos. 
He was hit in the right thigh when going back to bring up the 64th Brigade 
and left lying on the ground during the night. He was persistently fired 
at by a German sniper, who succeeded in again wounding him in the right 
arm, which had later to be amputated. For fifteen months he was a prisoner 
of war, principally at Aix-la-Chapelle. In December, 191 6, he was exchanged, 
but died on April 25th, 1917, from heart failure, whilst under chloroform 
during an operation to straighten his distorted feet, at the Military Ortho- 
paedic Hospital, Shepherd's Bush. 

Captain Vardy, who was attached to the Staff of the 63rd Brigade at the 
Battle of Loos, wrote : — 

" I counted him amongst my few very real friends, and there is not one 
of us who knew him in the early days of this awful War but will be deeply 
grieved at his loss." 



Highland Light Infantry 
Druries o6'-io= Aged 24 November 2nd, 1917 

Second son of Sir Joshua T. Rowley (O.H.), 5th Bart., of Tendrlng 
Hall, Stoke-by-Nayland, and Holbecks, Hadleigh, Suffolk, and of the 
Hon. Lady Rowley. 

Spent some time in France and Germany, and was then for two years 
at Messrs. Barclays Bank in Ipswich and London, during which time he 
raised a Company of Territorials in Hadleigh, Suffolk. 

Captain Rowley joined the Suffolk Regiment (T.F.) in 1912 ; he was 
mobilized with his Regiment on the outbreak of the War and accompanied 
the 1/5 Suffolk Regiment to the Dardanelles, landing at Suvla Bay in July, 
191 5. He went through the Gallipoli campaign and for his services 
received a Commission as Captain in the Highland Light Infantry, but 
continued to serve with his old Regiment. In December, 191 5, he went 
to Egypt, and it was at the Battle of Gaza on November 2nd, 19 17, that 
he was killed, while leading his men into action. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" I am most awfully cut up. He died, as you would have wished, at 
the head of his men." 

His first Colonel, who was with him in Gallipoli, wrote : — 

"One of the best who ever had to lead men — I always found him 
dependable as a rock." ^ 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" You can have no idea how we miss him, his death has made a vacancy 
which no one else can quite fill. Everybody in the Battalion loved him." 

Another wrote : — 

" He will always be remembered as one of the best Officers that ever 
breathed. He was absolutely adored by the men of his Company." 

The Chaplain of his Battalion wrote : — 

"He was the most popular Officer in the Battalion. Words cannot 
express our sorrow." 





Sfh Hussars 
The Headmaster's 97'-oo" Aged 34 November 30th, 191 7 

Youngest son of the fourth Earl of Harrowby (O.H.), and of his wife 
Susan, daughter of the late Villiers Dent, and brother of the present Earl. 

Married, in 1908, Beryl, only daughter of C. H. Angus, of South 
Australia, and leaves a twin boy and girl. 

Major Ryder went direct from Harrow to join the 4th North Stafford- 
shire Militia in the South African War and received his Commission in 
the 8th Hussars in 1900. He received the Queen's and King's Medals 
with five clasps. In 1905 he went to South Australia as A.D.C. to Sir 
G. R. le Hunte, returning to England in 1908. He was Adjutant to the 
Norfolk Yeomanry from 1909 to 19 13. 

He went to the Front with his Regiment in October, 19 14, and re- 
mained there for three years, until his death on November 30th, 191 7. 
He was killed instantaneously by a sniper while holding up a big enemy 
attack just after the Germans had broken through at Gouzeaucourt. For 
fourteen months before his death he had been in command of a Squadron. 
He was buried just south of Gouzeaucourt. 

Colonel Mort wrote : — 

" He led his Squadron most gallantly through heavy machine gun and 
shell fire and took up a position and stopped a big German attack. The 
whole Squadron did wonderfully well, and ' the Babe ' set them a splendid 
example. I have lost a great personal friend as well as a very fine Officer." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" I was with him until just before he was killed, and all through the 
rather trying half-hour that we had he was perfectly cool and showed abso- 
lutely no sense of fear. It was his gallant leading that got us there just in 
time to stop a Bosch attack, and we all sincerely hope that he will receive 
some recognition for his services. All the men of the Squadron volun- 
teered to get his body in, and I am afraid that both Officers and men broke 
down when he was brought in." 

Another wrote : — 

" The world is much the poorer for his going, but he will leave it the 
better for his work in it." 



Suffolk Regimeni 
Moretons 02"-07' ^Z'^'^ ^^ September 25th, 1917 

Only son of the late Hermann SchlfF and of Mrs. Schiff, of 14 Hyde 
Park Square. 

Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1907. ist Class History Tripos, 
Part I, 1909 ; ist Class Law Tripos, B.A., LL.B., 1910. 

Was articled to Messrs. Stephenson, Harwood & Co., Solicitors, and in 
1 91 3, after qualifying as a Solicitor in the ist Class, he re-entered this Firm. 

Captain Schiff joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. soon after the outbreak 
of the War, and on receiving his Commission in the Suffolk Regiment was 
for a time Musketry Officer at Hythe. In January, 191 7, having by then 
been promoted to the rank of Captain, he went to the Front. On Sep- 
tember 25th, 191 7, he led his Company in a raid at Gouzeaucourt, during 
which he was seriously wounded, and was reported ' missing ' from that 
date. His death has now been presumed. 

His Colonel, who has since been killed, wrote : — 

" The whole Regiment is very much upset about it, and I myself 
especially so. He was a very gallant, efficient, and dependable Officer. 
He was loyalty itself, and 1 had only to express a wish and the work was 
done. I shall miss him horribly, for he was a real friend, as well as my 
best Company Commander. He died at the head of his men, by whom he 
was not only respected but beloved, at the moment of success, and I 
know that that is the death he would have chosen." 



li/ {Royal) Dragoons 
Rcndalls 09^-14- Aged 21 November 20th, 191 7 

Elder son of Major C. T. Scott, of Buckland Manor, Broadway, 
Worcestershire, and of Mrs. Scott. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1914. 

Lieutenant Scott received his Commission in the Royals in December, 
1914, and, after training with the Cavalry Reserve at York, was sent 
with his Regiment to France in October, 191 5. In October, 191 6, he was 
attached to the Cavalry Corps Signals and worked with that unit until his 

On November 20th, 191 7, the O.C. Cavalry Corps Signals was asked to 
choose a specially good Officer to command a party to lay a telegraph cable 
forward, as close as possible behind the attacking infantry, for the use of 
the Cavalry Corps in its subsequent advance. Lieutenant C. B. Scott was 
chosen as the most capable and dependable Officer, He had four miles to 
go beyond our original front line and had covered a mile when he was hit 
by a piece of shell in the back and shoulders and died soon afterwards 
without recovering consciousness. But he had already organized his par- 
ticular work so well that his sergeant was able to carry on, and that work 
proved invaluable afterwards. 

The CO. of his Signals Unit wrote : — 

"The debt of gratitude that I owed him can never be repaid. . . . He 
will remain an example for us to admire and respect, and we shall always 
love his memory." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

"* Bunny' was loved by Officers, N.C.O.'s, and men, and his loss is 
deeply deplored. He was a first-rate Officer in every respect and one of 
the sort we are proud to have in the Royals." 

The Colonel of the Royal Dragoons wrote : — 

" We all loved ' Bunny ' ; he was such a charming companion, and I 
held him in great esteem as a very good young Officer." 

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South Lancashire Regiment {attached R.F.C.) 
Moretons ii»-i5' Aged 20 August nth, 191 7 

Youngest son of the late Joseph Snowden, and of Mrs. Snowden, of 
The Chantrey, Stanmore, Middlesex. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Lieutenant Snowden was gazetted to the South Lancashire Regiment in 
January, 1 916, and went to France with the 2nd Battalion in the following 
September. In May, 191 7, he returned to England in order to become an 
Observer in the Royal Flying Corps. After training at Brooklands he 
returned to France in July, 19 17, and on the 31st of that month was 
wounded in the arm by a land gun, whilst flying over the German lines. 
He was brought at once to England, but died in hospital on August nth, 




Rifle Brigade 
Druries oi3-o6' Aged 30 April 8th, 1918 

Only son of the late Major-General the Hon. Alexander Stewart (O.H.), 
and of his wife, now Mrs. Basil Anstruther, of 36 Lennox Gardens, S.W. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Married, in 19 14, Mollie, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Riversdale 
Grenfell, of Welwyn, and leaves two sons. 

Lieut.-Colonel Stewart, on passing out of Sandhurst, entered the Rifle 
Brigade. He went to France in May, 1915, as Adjutant of the 7th Battalion 
and took part in the Battle of Hooge. In February, 1916, he became 
Brigade-Major of the 41st Brigade, and in the following June was awarded 
the Military Cross. In June, 1 916, he was given command of the 8th 
Battalion, but was wounded almost immediately afterwards in the Battle of 
the Somme. He was mentioned in Despatches in January, 1917. On 
returning to France after an interval of six months he was given command 
of the 13th Battalion, and, after taking part in the Battle of Arras, he was 
again mentioned in Despatches and awarded the D.S.O. He was killed on 
April 8th, 1 91 8, by a sniper near Gommecourt. 

His Divisional General wrote : — 

" He was beloved by his Battalion, which he had raised — both Officers 
and men — to a very high level of efficiency. His loss is irreparable to us all, 
and the Army has lost a brilliant leader, just on the threshold of his career. 
I shall always be grateful to him for the magnificent example he set to his 
Battalion, and to the whole Division, of what a Commanding Officer 
should be." 

His Adjutant wrote : — 

" The men in the Battalion simply worshipped him, and, as I went round 
the following morning, every single man expressed his sorrow at losing the 
best Commanding Officer they had ever had." 

A brother-officer wrote: — 

" We do not presume to praise him, we adored him, and our Mess never 
seemed complete without him." 

Another wrote : — 

" The Colonel's personality and charm of manner made him beloved by 
everyone who came in contact with him. His place in the Battalion can 
never be filled by anyone, for no one could be the same." 



Royal Fusiliers 
The Headmaster's 06^-10' Aged 25 November 30th, 191 7 

Fifth and youngest son of Edward Stone, Solicitor, and of his wife, 
Emily Frances Stone, nee Mieville. 

Pembroke College, Cambridge, 19 10. 

On leaving Cambridge went to Regina, Canada, and afterwards to 
Toronto, where he studied land surveying. 

Captain Stone returned to England from Canada on the outbreak of the 
War and joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. in November, 1914. The 
following month he went to the R.M.C., Sandhurst, and was gazetted to 
the 3rd Royal Fusiliers in May, 191 5. He became Lieutenant in March, 
1916, and Acting Captain in the following November. 

He left for France in September, 19 15, and four months afterwards 
was appointed Acting Staff Captain to the 5th Brigade H.Q. 

He was killed in action between Bourlon Wood and Mceuvres, during 
the Battle of Cambrai, on November 30th, 19 17, and for his conduct on 
that day was awarded the Victoria Cross. 

The following appeared in the "London Gazette Supplement," February 
13th, 1918 :— 

" The King has been pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria 
Cross to the following Officer : Lt. (A/Capt.) Walter Napleton Stone, late 
R. Fusiliers. For most conspicuous bravery when in command of a Com- 
pany in an isolated position, 1000 yards in front of the main line, and 
overlooking the enemy's position. He observed the enemy massing for an 
attack and afforded invaluable information to Battalion Headquarters. He 
was ordered to withdraw his Company, leaving a rearguard to cover the 
withdrawal. The attack developing with unexpected speed. Captain Stone 
sent three Platoons back and remained with the rearguard himself. He 
stood on the parapet with the telephone under a tremendous bombardment, 
observing the enemy, and continued to send back valuable information until 
the wire was cut by his orders. The rearguard was eventually surrounded 
and cut to pieces, and Captain Stone was seen fighting to the last, till he 
was shot through the head. The extraordinary coolness of this heroic 
Officer and the accuracy of his information enabled dispositions to be made 
just in time to save the line and avert disaster." 



Irish Guards 
Elmfield 123-163 Aged 19 October 9th, 1 9 1 7 

Eldest son of Robert Vesey Stoney, of Rosturk Castle, Westport, Co. 
Mayo, Ireland, and of Mrs. Stoney. 

Monitor, 191 6. Head of his House. 
Matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford. 

2nd Lieutenant Stoney, on leaving School, obtained a Commission in the 
Irish Guards and went to France in September, 191 7. He was killed less 
than three weeks after, on October 9th, leading his Platoon in an attack on 
the German lines near Polygon Wood. 

Colonel PoUok, Irish Guards, wrote : — 

"He was a good, keen boy, and would have made a splendid soldier. 
I saw him just before he was killed, and just before we reached our final 
objective. He was full of keenness and excitement, and was doing splen- 
didly. . . . He was killed instantaneously near Polygon Wood, leading his 
Platoon, and died a very gallant death." 

He left a letter to his parents, to be posted in case of his death, of which 
the following is a part : — 

" I am going into the line to-night ; to-morrow at 6 a.m. I go over the 
top. The 1st Battalion Irish Guards have the honour of taking the furthest 
objectives. ... At the present moment I feel perfectly happy. I know that 
God will be with me during the attack, to help, guide, and comfort me, and, 
if He sees fit, protect me from all harm and danger. I know that if I die 
1 shall go to my Father's House, and be there before Him till you come ; 
and that in case of my death He will comfort you. . . . This knowledge 
is enough for any man, and I thank you and Him for it." 


Kings Own Scottish Borderers 

West Acre 05'-o8- Aged 26 July 26th, 1917 

Second son of Walter Sykes, of The Drewitts, Warninglid, Sussex, 
and of Mrs. Sykes. 

At the outbreak of the War Lieutenant Sykes was in the Essex 
Yeomanry, but was invalided out on account of an operation. He subse- 
quently obtained a Commission in the Border Regiment in November, 
191 5, and went to France in the following July. He was wounded for the 
first time in August, 191 6, and, returning to France six months later, was 
again wounded in July, 1917, when taking part in a raid on the enemy 
trenches. He died of his wounds at La Panne on July 26th, 1917. 

The services for which he received his M.C. were thus described : — 
" During an attack his Battalion was held up by heavy rifle and machine 
gun fire from a strong post. He at once reformed and reorganized his 
Platoon and attacked the post in a most gallant manner. He was the first 
to enter the strong post and personally accounted for five of the enemy." 

Lieut-Colonel Girdwood wrote : — 

" He was hit in the head by a bit of a bomb. . . . He is a * tough nut ' 
and will be all right soon, though you will have him home for some months, 
as head wounds are nasty things. His party did very well, and he trained 
them, so he will be pleased. He is a fine boy, a good soldier, and very 
plucky. I shall miss him very much." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" It was only this morning that I heard of poor old Bill's death ; it 
came as a great shock to me, as I heard he was getting on well. ... It may 
ease things to know that Bill died doing his duty as few men do it, and I 
can say that there was not a man in the Company who would not have 
followed him anywhere and considered it a favour to be chosen by him for 
any special job." 

His House Master wrote of him whilst at Harrow : — 
" I hear nothing but good of him, and such a boy is invaluable in a 
house. A good, straight, honest gentleman, of whom you may be justi- 
fiably proud." 




Royal Air Force 
The Knoll, I03-I2' Aged 22 January loth, 1918 

Second son of the late Stanley Tatham, of Branksome Park, Bourne- 
mouth West, and of his wife, Frances Emma Constance Tatham, of 
2 St. George's Court, Gloucester Road, S.W. 

Trinity College, Cambridge. 

2nd Lieutenant Tatham, who on account of ill-health had previously only 
been able to do Red Cross work in England and France, joined the Royal Air 
Force in June, 191 7, getting his * Wings' in the following December. He 
went to France in October, 1917. On January loth, 191 8, he had been 
taking observations over the German lines, when he was hit by a shell and 
fell on Vimy Ridge. 

His Major wrote : — 

" He was keen and thoroughly conscientious in all his jobs and was 
doing very well indeed at Observing. I could trust him always to try his 
hardest to carry out his work. He is a great loss to our Squadron and our 
Mess, in which he was universally liked. We are all sorry to lose him, 
and we now honour his memory and keep him in our thoughts as one of 
our heroes." 

His Flight Commander wrote : — 

" I felt his loss keenly, his cheerfulness and example were a lesson to 
us all." 



Gloucestershire Regiment 

High Street 09-12' Aged 23 August 22nd, 1917 

Second son of Percy Burnell Tubbs, F.R.I.B.A., and past President 
of the Society of Architects, of 2 Moore Street, Cadogan Square, S.W., 
and of his wife, Alice Maude Tubbs. 

Fives Pair. 

Joined his grandfather's business, Messrs. Tubbs, Lewis & Co., of 
29-30 Noble Street, E.C, and Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. 

Captain Tubbs joined the 5th Gloucestershire Regiment as a Private in 
September, 1914, and received his Commission about a month later in the 
2/5 Battalion of that Regiment. He went to the Front with his Battalion 
in May, 191 6, having been promoted to the rank of Captain. At the end 
of 1 9 16, after being recommended for the M.C., he was invalided home 
with trench fever and rheumatism, but returned to the Front in May, 191 7, 
where he acted as Adjutant till the following August, when he was given 
charge of the newly re-formed D Company. He was instantaneously killed 
by a shell on August 22nd, 191 7, four miles in front of Ypres, and was 
buried in the cemetery at Ypres. 

The Second-in-Command of his Battalion wrote : — 

" The loss to the Battalion is greater than I can describe to you, and I 
feel we can never replace him. He was loved by all, both Officers and 
men, and we have never had in this Battalion, since it was formed, a more 
popular, sounder, or more cheerful Officer than he was. He was given a 
new Company to form, less than six weeks ago, and it is already acknow- 
ledged by all to be quite the best in the Battalion, which says a great deal 
for his powers of leadership and control of men. . . . His Company did 
wonderfully good work, as did the rest of his Regiment." 

Colonel the Hon. B. Bathurst wrote to his father : — 

" The letter from the Second-in-Command is perfectly correct, and there 
could never be a more popular or cheery Officer than was your son. From 
the day he joined the Battalion to the day I handed over the command I 
have nothing but the most pleasant and affectionate memories of him, as 
the keenest and most charming of brother-officers." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" The Company has had a very serious blow in his death, and they all 
feel it terribly. If you could only see the expression of sympathy by the 
men of this Company I think you would feel very proud of him." 



Garrison Officer Cadet Battalion 

The Park 1 1 3- 1 4^ Aged 19 July 31st, 1917 

Only son of Arthur William Turner (O.H.), of Fitzroy, Norton Fitz- 
warren, Taunton, and of Mrs. Turner. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1915. 

Cadet Turner was obliged to leave Sandhurst owing to ill-health. He 
was on sick leave for over a year, after which time he was sent by the War 
Office to complete his training at Cambridge, for garrison duty at home. 
He thereupon joined the Garrison Officer Cadet Battalion at Cambridge, 
where, after being in hospital for over four months, he died of blood- 
poisoning on July 31st, 1 91 7. 

Lieut.-Colonel Cradock, G.O.C.B,, wrote to his father : — 
" I write to tell you how deeply grieved I am to hear of the death of 
your son, and to express the deepest sympathy of myself and all ranks of 
this Battalion with you and your family in your great loss. Whilst here 
your son was most popular with all his comrades." 



Kings Royal Rifles 

Moretons 8+^-86' Aged 47 August 5th, 191 7 

Last surviving of the four sons of W. H. Watson, of Burnopfield 
House, Durham, and of Mrs. Watson. 

Trinity Hall, Cambridge : B.A. 1892, M.A. 1899. 

Managing Director of the Hamsterley Colliery, the property of his 

Married, in 1901, Virginia, daughter of Captain Ellis Brooke Cunliffe, 
of Petton Park, Shropshire, and leaves a son and a daughter. 

Major Watson was given a Commission in September, 1914, in the 
Remount Department. A year later he transferred to the 21st King's 
Royal Rifles, * Yeoman Rifles,' and went to France in May, 191 6. He was 
wounded in the following September, at the Battle of the Somme, during 
the attack on Flers. He rejoined his Battalion in April, 191 7, and com- 
manded a Company in the Battle of Messines in the June of that year. 
He was mortally wounded by a shell on August 5th, 191 7, and died four 
hours later. 

A brother-ofllicer wrote : — 

" It needs no words of mine to tell you how much the Regiment 
will miss him as an Ofiicer, or we who served with him as a friend. 
Some day I would like again to meet your boy and to tell him something 
of his father as we knew him in France — of the thoroughness of all he did, 
of his care and pride in his men, and of his unfailing kindness to and 
understanding of the younger Officers who served under him." 

Another wrote: — 

"We are all so sorry. He was a fine chap, and there was not a more 
stout-hearted man serving the King." 

Another wrote : — 

" We all admired him for his pluck and endurance in the trying days 
after the 7th of June. The way he worked and the cheerfulness he showed 
were amazing." 

Another wrote : — 

" I never knew anyone so bold and with such a fine sense of duty. He 
loved his men, and his only thought was always for them." 

Another wrote: — 

"I do not think a braver man ever lived, or one that despised personal 
danger more." 




Royal Field Artillery 
West Acre o3'-o7' Aged 28 September 23rd, 1917 

Eldest son of Francis Vandeleur Westby, J.P., D.L., of Roebuck Castle, 
Dundrum, Co. Dublin, and of Mrs. Westby. 

Trinity College, Cambridge : B.A. 191 1. Studied for the Diplomatic 
Service in France and Germany. 

Lieutenant Westby joined the Royal Field Artillery in November, 1914, 
as 2nd Lieutenant, and was appointed temporary Captain in July, 191 5, 
and permanent Lieutenant in June, 191 6. He accompanied the 59th 
Division to France in March, 1917, and was constantly in action with his 
Battery, which on several occasions he commanded. He was killed by a 
shell on September 23rd, 1917, when changing position on the Cambridge 
Road, east of Ypres, during the third Battle of Ypres. 



ColdstreafH Guards 

The Headmaster's H--15- Aged 20 March 28th, 1918 

Secoi^d son of the late Walter Whetstone, Solicitor, of Shirley Lodge, 
Knighton, Leicester, and of Lady Hiley, of Beechfield, Edgbaston. 
Won the Yates Thompson Prize. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst, 191 5. 

Lieutenant Whetstone was gazetted to the Coldstream Guards in Decem- 
ber, 19 1 5, and went to the Front in the following July. He was severely 
wounded in the Battle of the Somme in September, 1916, but returned to 
the Front a year later and took part in the fighting at Cambrai and the re- 
capture of Gouzeaucourt in December, 191 7. 

He was in action with his Battalion from March 21st, 191 8, until the 
evening of March 28th, when, shortly after taking over the command of 
his Company, he was killed by a shell a few miles south of Arras. 

His Colonel wrote: — 

" He is a very great loss to the Regiment, and we can ill afford to lose 
men like him, both as a soldier and a brother-officer. I, of course, saw a 
great deal of him when he first joined, as I was his Commanding Officer, 
and he fully bore out my highest expectations — he did gloriously." 



Army Service Corps 
West Acre gy'-oo' Aged 35 October 17th, 1917 

Second son of Frederick G. Williams, of Westwood, Upper Norwood, 
and of Mrs. Williams, and grandson of Sir George Williams, founder of 
the Y.M.C.A. 

Trinity College, Cambridge : B.A., 1903. 

Was married, and leaves a widow and two children. 

2nd Lieutenant Williams gave up his position in the City soon after 
the outbreak of the War, in order to work in a Munition Factory, in which 
he remained until early in 1917, when he joined an O.T.C. and subse- 
quently obtained a Commission. 

He was killed in East Africa on October 17th, 1 91 7, a few weeks after 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" He took out his convoy and a puncture occurred on the last car. He 
stopped and stayed behind to mend it, sending the remainder of the convoy 
on to its destination. While mending the car they were attacked by a 
sniping party. Two men were killed and one wounded, and Colin, after 
accounting for several of the enemy, unfortunately fell. Everyone out 
here is very grieved, as he was so well liked and respected by both Officers 
and men. He was one of the best men I ever had the honour to know. 
He played the game like a sportsman and died like a soldier." 



Irish Guards 

High Street 06'- 1 1' Aged 25 July i8th, 191 7 

Youngest son of Henry Walter Wilson, of 8 Bickenhall Mansions, 
Gloucester Place, W., and of his wife, Mary Wilson. 
Cricket XI, 1909-11. Fives Pair, 1910-11. 
Pembroke College, Cambridge : B.A. 1914. 

2nd Lieutenant Wilson joined the 1 6th Middlesex Regiment, then a 
Public School Corps, in September, 191 4, and saw active service in France 
from November, 1 915, to April, 191 6, when he was invalided home. After 
some months' sick leave he applied for and was given a Commission in the 
Irish Guards and returned to the Front in June, 19 17. He was killed on 
July 1 8th, 1 917, by the bursting of a shell at Canada Farm, Elverdinge, 
near Ypres. 

His Colonel wrote to his father: — 

" Your son had not been with the Battalion very long, but I had had 
ample time to realize what an efficient and conscientious Officer I have lost. 
The only comfort one can get is in the fact that his death was quite 

The Captain of his Company wrote : — 

" 1 feel I must write and tell you how much we feel his loss, and I liked 
him very much." 




Australian Imperial Force 
The Headmaster's 89^-93* Aged 40 June 7th, 191 7 

Eldest son of the late Benjamin Winthrop (O.H.), of Barton Court, 
Hungerford, and of his wife, Constance Winthrop, of Bucksford, Ashford, 

Farming in Australia. 

Private Winthrop served as a Volunteer through the South African 
War in the Queensland Mounted Infantry, taking part in actions in the 
Transvaal and the Orange Free State, and being present at the Relief of 
Mafeking and at Eland's River, where he was slightly wounded. He 
received the Queen's and the King's Medals with three clasps. When the 
War broke out he again volunteered for active service with the Australian 
Imperial Force and left for England in December, 19 16. He went to the 
Front in April, 1917, and after fighting through his first action where he 
set a splendid example to the men with him, he was instantaneously killed 
on June 7th, 191 7, on reaching the objective at Messines. 



Cameron Highlanders 
Newlands 99^-0 r Aged 33 August 23rd, 191 7 

Eldest son of John Wylie, of Huntley Gardens, Kelvinside, Glasgow, 
and of his wife, Jane Margaret Wylie. 
In business in Glasgow. 

As soon as the War broke out Captain Wylie joined the 3rd Battalion 
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders as 2nd Lieutenant. He went to 
France with the 2nd Battalion in April, 191 5, and was present at Hill 60 
and the second Battle of Ypres. In December, 191 5, he accompanied the 
Battalion to Salonica and was wounded in the engagement on the Struma 
on October ist, 191 5. In April of the following year he was promoted 
Captain, but in December was invalided home. On being passed fit for 
general service he again went out to France and joined the 6th Battalion of 
his Regiment, but about a week after was killed by a shell near Ypres, on 
August 23rd, 1917. 

The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Colonel 3rd Battalion Cameron High- 
landers, wrote : — 

" He was a most efficient Officer and extremely popular with all ranks 
of the Regiment, and soldiers are very shrewd judges of a man's character. 
We all miss him very much. There is only one opinion about him — a true 
Cameron Highlander and a cheery, kind comrade. A keen sportsman all 
round, he never failed to join in anything and everything in that line." 

A brother-officer, after describing the manner in which Captain Wylie 
met his death, wrote : — 

" I can't close without saying just one word of his bravery. He was 
absolutely unafraid of shell fire. The men knew it too, and often even in 
those two days did I hear them talk of the fine new Captain they had got." 

Another wrote : — 

"It is pretty hard to write about dear old Bob, for as you know, he and 
1 were close friends and brother-officers, and the news of his death is a 
pretty hard knock to me. He was a gallant, brave fellow, and the most 
cheery companion under any circumstances that I ever had." 




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